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what is the definition or description of: hypochloremia?

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Dr. Mark Segal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Low chloride: It means the chloride is below normal. Normal chloride is 100.
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Low chloride level: Hypochloremia is a low level of chloride (cl) in ones blood. A normal level of cl is 97-107 meq/l in the blood. Some auses of hypochloremia are: long periods of diarrhea, vomiting, sweating. It is also seen with the use of laxatives, diuretics, steroids and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Cl is regulated by the kidneys. If hypochloremia is present one should make sure there is not abnormality in kidney function.

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