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Definition of Bartter syndrome

Bartter syndrome: A group of disorders that are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and are characterized by impaired salt reabsorption by the kidney with pronounced salt wasting, hypokalemia (low blood potassium), alkalosis (an alkaline body pH), and hypercalciuria (high urine calcium).

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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