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salt-depletion crisis


Definition: 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.

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