Ammonium chloride overload. Definition

Medical Definition: ammonium chloride overload

Renal acidification test consisting of an acid overload of oral ammonium chloride (0.1 g / kg) and urine samples collected over a period of six to eight hours. Try to know the maximum capacity to detect urinary acidification and therefore tube defects, especially for the diagnosis of renal tubular acidosis. If the urinary pH (in the presence of a normal glomerular filtration rate) is higher than 5.4, is diagnostic of tubular acidosis.

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