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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Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome: Current concepts on pathogenesis and prevention.
The symptoms are given different names throughout the literature, including dialysis intolerance, dialysis disequilibrium syndrome, vascular instability syndrome, and dialysis fatigue.