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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hal'i-fa'je-a

Definition: Ingestion of an excessive quantity of a salt or salts, especially of sodium chloride, calcium, magnesium, or potassium salts, or of sodium bicarbonate.

[G. hals, salt, + phago, to eat]

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