sodium

noun
so·​di·​um | \ ˈsō-dē-əm \

Definition of sodium

: a silver-white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically — see Chemical Elements Table

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Everyone has different needs around sodium and different likes and dislikes for flavor, too. Sally Tamarkin, SELF, "22 Easy Ways to Drink More Water Every Day," 3 Jan. 2019 Without asking a single question, your doctor could chart your physical activity and check your hydration, sodium and oxygen levels without using a needle. Gary Shapiro, WSJ, "Hacking Health Care: How Tech Will Drive Down Costs," 6 Dec. 2018 The sample was also spot-on for average values of zinc and calcium, but a little high on sodium. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "For Motor Oil, How Old Is Too Old?," 6 Dec. 2018 Per serving: 170 calories, 13.5 grams fat, 3.8 grams saturated fat, 10 mg sodium, 16 grams carbohydrate, 3.3 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar (0 added sugar), 4 grams protein. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Why you should eat blueberries every day (or at least regularly)," 15 May 2018 With the shortage in sodium thiopental, states sought replacements, and some pharmaceutical companies responded by placing strict distribution controls on their drugs. Abdullah Shihipar, Teen Vogue, "Lethal Injection Drugs and the Death Penalty, Explained," 30 Oct. 2018 Pour wine mixture into the measuring cup with pan juices and add enough low-sodium chicken broth to make 4 cups liquid total. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rosemary Roasted-Turkey Gravy," 24 Oct. 2018 All of the extra weight would no doubt limit that range, so Dethleffs has added 334 square feet of thin-film solar panels that can generate up to 3,000 watts of electricity to keep the 228-Ah sodium-nickel-chloride battery array charged. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 campers pushing RV design into the future," 28 Sep. 2018 Drain the black beans and lentils and rinse with water to get rid of the extra sodium and add to the pot. Nazima Qureshi, SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here's What I Learned Going Vegan for a Week," 25 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of sodium

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sodium

New Latin, from English soda

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The first known use of sodium was in 1807

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sodium

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sodium

: a soft silver-white element that is found in salt, baking soda, and other compounds

sodium

noun
so·​di·​um | \ ˈsō-dē-əm \

Kids Definition of sodium

: a soft waxy silver-white chemical element occurring in nature in combined form (as in salt)

sodium

noun
so·​di·​um | \ ˈsōd-ē-əm \

Medical Definition of sodium

: a silver white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically symbol Na — see Chemical Elements Table

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