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Sodium Summary

Description: An element that is a member of the alkali group of metals. It has the atomic symbol Na, atomic number 11, and atomic weight 23. With a valence of 1, it has a strong affinity for oxygen and other nonmetallic elements. Sodium provides the chief cation of the extracellular body fluids. Its salts are the most widely used in medicine. (From Dorland, 27th ed) Physiologically the sodium ion plays a major role in blood pressure regulation, maintenance of fluid volume, and electrolyte balance.

Also Known As: Sodium Ion Level; Ion Level, Sodium; Level, Sodium Ion

Networked: 24332 relevant articles (925 outcomes, 2558 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Sodium is Relevant

  1. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) : 86 outcomes 486 studies in 4458 results
  2. Pain (Aches) : 42 outcomes 49 studies in 278 results
  3. Colitis : 29 outcomes 65 studies in 387 results
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 28 outcomes 82 studies in 689 results
  5. Hyponatremia : 27 outcomes 61 studies in 1096 results
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Drugs Related to Sodium

  1. Potassium
  2. Naproxen (Naprosyn)
  3. Butyrates (Butyrate)
  4. Dextrans (Dextran)
  5. Calcium
  6. Glucose (Dextrose)
  7. Renin
  8. Aldosterone
  9. Creatinine
  10. Lithium
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Therapies Related to Sodium

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Fluid Therapy (Oral Rehydration Therapy)
  3. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  4. Injections
  5. Oral Administration
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