Version 2.76

Term Description

Quantitative measurement of chloride levels in various clinical or veterinary specimens, including tissue, feces, soil, cement and animal food sources (e.g. corn, soybean, hay, grass, grain).
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Descriptions

LP15483-8   Chloride
The chloride ion is formed when the element chlorine picks up one electron to form an anion negatively-charged ion Cl−. The salts of hydrochloric acid contain chloride ions and can also be called chlorides. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Chloride

LP15483-8   Chloride
Chloride is an essential mineral required by humans that is found mainly in body fluids. It is an important, negatively charged ion in the blood, and a major electrolyte that helps to conduct electrical impulses. Electrolytes including chloride are located in the blood, lymph, and intra- and extra-cellular fluid. Chloride helps to regulate osmolarity by offsetting the positively charged sodium and potassium ions in the serum. It combines with hydrogen to form hydrochloric acid in the digestive tract which breaks down proteins, absorbs metallic minerals, and activates intrinsic factor. Chloride is absorbed both actively and passively in order to help maintain extracellular fluid volume. There is a continuous exchange of chloride and bicarbonate that occurs between the red blood cells and the plasma that controls the pH and excretion of carbon dioxide, a waste product of respiration.[] Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Additional Names

Short Name
Chloride Spec-mCnt
Display Name
Chloride (Specimen) [Mass/Mass]
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Chloride, Specimen

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.63
Last Updated
Version 2.69
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Tag Language Translation
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Cloro:Contenido de masa:Punto temporal:XXX:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Cloruro:Contenido masivo:Punto temporal:XXX:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kloriid:MCnt:Pt:XXX:Qn:
Synonyms: Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Täpsustamata materjal
fr-CA French (Canada) Chlorure:Contenu de masse:Temps ponctuel:XXX:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Chlore:Masse/Masse:Ponctuel:Milieux divers:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Chlorure:Contenu de masse:Temps ponctuel:XXX:Quantitatif:
Synonyms: Cl-
it-IT Italian (Italy) Cloruro:MCnt:Pt:XXX:Qn:
Synonyms: Chimica Contenuto di Massa Punto nel tempo (episodio)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) chloride:massa/massa:moment:XXX:kwantitatief:
pl-PL Polish (Poland) Chlorek:zawartość masowa:punkt w czasie:XXX:ilościowy:
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Хлорид:МассСод:ТчкВрм:XXX:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Масса содержание Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Klorür:Kütlİçrk:Zmlı:XXX:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 氯:质量含量:时间点:XXX:定量型:
Synonyms: Cl;Cl-;氯离子;氯化物 不明的;其他;将在相应消息内其他部分之中加以详细说明;未作详细说明的;未作说明的;未做说明的标本;未加规定的;未加说明的标本;杂项 化学;化学检验项目;化学检验项目类;化学类;化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目;非刺激耐受型化学检验项目类;非刺激耐受型化学试验;非刺激耐受型化学试验类 单位质量的质量数;质量含量(单位质量) 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间

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