DE HYDRATION

dehydration

[dee-hahy-drey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act or process of dehydrating.
2.
an abnormal loss of water from the body, especially from illness or physical exertion.

Origin:
1850–55; dehydrate + -ion

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dehydration de·hy·dra·tion (dē'hī-drā'shən)
n.

  1. Excessive loss of water from the body or from an organ or a body part, as occurs during illness or fluid deprivation.

  2. The process of removing water from a substance or compound.

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dehydration   (dē'hī-drā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The process of losing or removing water or moisture.

  2. A condition caused by the excessive loss of water from the body, which causes a rise in blood sodium levels. Since dehydration is most often caused by excessive sweating, vomiting, or diarrhea, water loss is usually accompanied by a deficiency of electrolytes. If untreated, severe dehydration can lead to shock.


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dehydration definition


The removal of water; in chemistry, the loss of two hydrogen atoms for every oxygen atom (see H<sub>8</sub>O).

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