Skip to Content
Medical Term:

salt-depletion crisis


severe illness resulting from loss of sodium chloride, usually in urine (salt-losing nephritis), in sweat following severe exercise in hot weather, or in intestinal secretions, as in cholera. Can occur as result of Addison disease or addisonian crisis; characterized by hypovolemia, hypotension.

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.