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  Sodium



Sodium

   A mineral found in most of the foods we eat. The largest source of dietary sodium comes from sodium chloride or table salt. Intake of sodium tends to increase the retention of water.

RELATED TERMS
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Mineral
An inorganic compound needed by the body for good health, proper metabolic functioning, and disease prevention. Examples are calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Foods
Anything which, when taken into the body, serves to nourish or build up the tissues or to supply body heat. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Sodium
A mineral found in most of the foods we eat. The largest source of dietary sodium comes from sodium chloride or table salt. Intake of sodium tends to increase the retention of water.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Sodium acetate in plastic container
Sodium acetate in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium acetate, anhydrous.

Sodium aminosalicylate
Sodium aminosalicylate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): aminosalicylate sodium.

Sodium bicarbonate in plastic container
Sodium bicarbonate in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium bicarbonate.

Sodium butabarbital
Sodium butabarbital is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): butabarbital sodium.

Sodium chloride
Sodium chloride is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.45 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.45 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.075 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.075 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): potassium chloride; sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.15 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.15 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): potassium chloride; sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.22 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.22 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): potassium chloride; sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.224 per cent
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.224 per cent is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): potassium chloride; sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.3 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent and potassium chloride 0.3 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): potassium chloride; sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent in sterile plastic container
Sodium chloride 0.9 per cent in sterile plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 23.4 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 23.4 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 3 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 3 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride 5 per cent in plastic container
Sodium chloride 5 per cent in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chloride in plastic container
Sodium chloride in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chloride.

Sodium chromate cr 51
Sodium chromate cr 51 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium chromate, cr-51.

Sodium heparin
Sodium heparin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): heparin sodium.

Sodium iodide I 123
Sodium iodide I 123 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium iodide, i-123.

Sodium iodide I 131
Sodium iodide I 131 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium iodide, i-131.

Sodium iodide I 131, kit
Sodium iodide I 131, kit is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium iodide, i-131.

Sodium lactate 0.167 molar in plastic container
Sodium lactate 0.167 molar in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium lactate.

Sodium lactate 1-6 molar in plastic container
Sodium lactate 1-6 molar in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium lactate.

Sodium lactate in plastic container
Sodium lactate in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium lactate.

Sodium nitroprusside
Sodium nitroprusside is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium nitroprusside.

Sodium p.a.s.
Sodium p.a.s. is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): aminosalicylate sodium.

Sodium pentobarbital
Sodium pentobarbital is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): pentobarbital sodium.

Sodium pertechnetate tc 99m
Sodium pertechnetate tc 99m is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): technetium tc-99m sodium pertechnetate.

Sodium phosphate p 32
Sodium phosphate p 32 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium phosphate, p-32.

Sodium phosphates in plastic container
Sodium phosphates in plastic container is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium phosphate, dibasic, heptahydrate; sodium phosphate, monobasic, anhydrous.

Sodium polyphosphate-tin kit
Sodium polyphosphate-tin kit is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): technetium tc-99m polyphosphate kit.

Sodium polystyrene sulfonate
Sodium polystyrene sulfonate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium polystyrene sulfonate.

Sodium rose bengal I 131
Sodium rose bengal I 131 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): rose bengal sodium, i-131.

Sodium secobarbital
Sodium secobarbital is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): secobarbital sodium.

Sodium succinate
Sodium succinate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium succinate.

Sodium sulamyd
Sodium sulamyd is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sulfacetamide sodium.

Sodium sulfacetamide
Sodium sulfacetamide is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sulfacetamide sodium.

Sodium thiosulfate
Sodium thiosulfate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): sodium thiosulfate.

Sodium versenate
Sodium versenate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): edetate disodium.



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Sensitization
Potential recipients are "sensitized" if there are antibodies in their blood, usually because of pregnancy, blood transfusions or previous rejection of an organ transplant. Sensitization is measured by PRA. Highly sensitized patients are more likely to reject an organ transplant than unsensitized patients.

Septal Defect
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Side Effect
An unintended effect of a drug on tissues or organs other than the drug benefits.

Sodium

Status
Indicated degree of medical urgency for patients awaiting transplants.

Sternum (breastbone)
Bone in chest separated during open heart surgery.

Stress Test
See exercise stress test

Stroke (also called cerebral vascular accident or CVA)
Impaired artery blood flow to the brain. During a stroke, brain cells in the affected area are starved for oxygen and subsequently die.

Stunned Myocardium
If blood flow is returned to an area of heart muscle after a period of ischemia (lack of blood supply), the heart muscle may not pump normally for a period of days following the event. This is called "stunned" heart muscle or myocardium.

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