disequilibrium

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disequilibrium

a situation where a state of EQUILIBRIUM has not been attained or, having been attained, ceases to be maintained. If there is a natural tendency towards equilibrium, the system is said to be stable. If the reverse is true, the system is said to be unstable. See COBWEB THEOREM, DYNAMIC ANALYSIS.
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Doig, "Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome: brain death following hemodialysis for metabolic acidosis and acute renal failure--A case report," BMC Nephrology, vol.
Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome: The changes of intracranial pressure.
It is preferred over hemodialysis in cases of acute kidney injury associated with bleeding tendency, hypotension and cardiovascular instability since it runs continuously with slow chemical changes and without risk of dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.