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electrolyte imbalance

abnormal levels of one or more electrolytes, the ions of chemicals that play a vital role in fluid balance, acid–base balance, and other functions of body cells. Electrolytes that may be affected include sodium, which is needed for water regulation and normal nerve and muscle function; potassium, which is necessary for acid–base balance; and calcium, which is essential for normal blood and muscle functions.

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telephone scatologia

telephone scatologia

a paraphilia in which an individual obtains sexual pleasure by making obscene telephone calls. See scatophilia.