Sick cell syndrome
Sick cell syndrome or cell sickness syndrome is a medical condition characterised by reduced functioning of the cellular Na+/K+ pump, which is responsible for maintaining the internal ion homeostasis. The clinical result is a rise in blood K+ level and drop of blood Na+ levels
There are a wide range of possible pathological conditions that can cause sick cell syndrome, including:
This syndrome is well known in the field of palliative medicine as many terminal patients develop this condition.
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