water intoxication

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water intoxication
 
n
a nontechnical name for hyponatraemia

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Main Entry:  water intoxication
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  an electrolyte imbalance caused by over-retention of water along with sodium depletion; also called hyponatremia, [severe overhydration]
Example:  Water intoxication is marked by lethargy, nausea, vomiting, and mild mental aberrations, and in severe cases by convulsions and coma.
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