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hypotonicity in children

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
It Depends: It really depends upon the cause, if discoverable.There are congenital hypotonias, where intellectually the child is fine, but physically there are de ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Hypernatremia: The composition of fluid that is given is dependent upon the type of fluid that has been lost and any existing electrolyte derangements. Most patients ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
concentration: Hypo, less; hyper, more;iso, equal; tonic refers to concentration. A hypotonic solution has less dissolved particles than an isotonic solution .A hyp ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, you'd die: Your cells can tolerate a very narrow range of sodium concentration. Too high or too low cells would either shrivel or explode, and if cells do that, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Apples and Oranges: There is nothing connecting these two terms. Hypotonic refers to muscle tone and indicates low muscle tone. Hyperosmotic (hyperosmolar) means a fluid ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Slow: Hypotonic colon means slow intestinal activity of the large intestine. Can result in an enlarged colon & likely chronic constipation.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Question is unclear: Please elaborate. Tonicity usually refers to muscles & testes aren't muscles.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
Muscle cramps: A buildup of Lactic Acid causes the muscle to cramp.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ureters..: Ureters are usually straight tubes from your kidneys to your bladder. Tortuous means they are very curvy - kinda like those straws that swirl around. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: Tap water is Hypotonic, yes. It can dilute and damage sperm, and sometimes it does not if you have waited a bit of time for contact...
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