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Causes of Low Urine Specific Gravity: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this part of the video series.

    00:03 As a general rule, the more hydrated the patient is, the lower the specific gravity number will be, and the lighter their urine should look.

    00:11 Abnormal specific gravity results and the need for you to do further assessment and to review the patient's history.

    00:18 Two of the most prominent causes of low specific gravity include endocrine disorders, like ADH and kidney damage or failure.

    00:27 The patient's urine will appear lighter in color up to colorless with low specific gravity.

    00:34 Thank you for watching this video with us today.


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    The lecture Causes of Low Urine Specific Gravity: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Urine Specific Gravity – Urinalysis (Nursing).


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