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Glossary for Burnett's milk drinker's syndrome

  • Acid-Base Imbalance: A disruption to the normal acid-base equilibrium in the body. There are four main groups of disorder involving an acid-base imbalance: respiratory acidosis or alkalosis and metabolic acidosis or alkalosis. Obviously the severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of imbalance.
  • Altered mental status: linked to confusion, delirium, obtundation, stupor, and coma
  • Coma: Prolonged unconsciousness
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Food-related conditions: Medical conditions related to food ingestion.
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Water-Electrolyte Imbalance: The loss of balance between the level of water and the level of electrolytes in the body. Kidney failure is the most common cause of electrolyte balance but it can also be caused by such things as anorexia, bulimia, severe vomiting or diarrhea, dehydration or chronic laxative abuse.

 

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