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July 8, 2013

Glossary Entry: Even Ste7en

synemia; also, septecemia (noun)

A patient with multiple blood tests showing the same value,
e.g. pH = creatinine = potassium = hemoglobin= lactate = bicarbonate = GFR (7@7)



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1 comment:

  1. Seth
    Thought of this term the other night... had an ABG with: Ph 7.32, lactate = 3.2, Pco2 = 32, K+ = 3.2 BSL = 3.2 (Ozzy units)
    Despite my best efforts I was unable to maintain the patients biochemically mathematical symmetry....
    Casey

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