dehydration

  1. dryness resulting from the removal of water
  2. depletion of bodily fluids
  3. the process of extracting moisture (as by heat)

Dehydration

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. The term dehydration may be used loosely to refer to any condition where fluid volume is reduced; most commonly, it refers to hypernatremia (loss of free water and the attendant excess concentration o...
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Dehydration

loss of fluid in the body (usually water) resulting in abnormal concentrations of substances in the blood and fluids. Too high concentrations interfere with many body processes. Insufficient fluid intake, or excessive urine output or both, are the usual causes.
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dehydration

The removal of water from a substance. Many minerals naturally lose water in their structure at normal conditions, and the mineral transforms into another mineral.
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dehydration

(de·hy·dra·tion) (de″hi-dra´shun) removal of water from a substance. the condition that results from excessive loss of body water. hypernatremic dehydration a condition in which electrolyte losses are disproportionately smaller tha...
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dehydration

(from the article `duricrust`) Mechanisms that are capable of promoting dehydration and hardening of ferricrusts, whether before, during, or after stripping of the overlying soil, ... ...damaged if exposed to low temperatures. Also, refrigeration cannot improve the quality of decayed food; it can only retard deterioration. One ... [5...
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dehydration

(L. de away + Gr. hydor water) the condition that results from excessive loss of body water. Called also anhydration, deaquation and hypohydration.
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dehydration

[n] - dryness resulting from the removal of water 2. [n] - depletion of bodily fluids 3. [n] - the process of extracting moisture
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Dehydration

• (n.) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.
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dehydration

desiccation noun the process of extracting moisture
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dehydration

(food) Process to preserve food. Moisture content is reduced to 10–20% in fresh produce, and this provides good protection against moulds. Bacteria are not inhibited by drying, so the quality of raw materials is vital. The process was developed commercially in France about 1795 to pre...
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Dehydration

De`hy·dra'tion noun (Chemistry) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.
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dehydration

A condition caused by the loss of too much water from the body. Severe diarrhea or vomiting can cause dehydration.
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Dehydration

A depletion of body fluids that can hinder the body's ability to regulate its own temperature.
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Dehydration

A physical condition caused by the loss of an excessive amount of water from the body, often resulting from severe vomitting or diarrhoea.
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Dehydration

A reaction in which the elements that make up water (twice as many hydrogen as oxygen atoms) are removed from an organic compound.
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Dehydration

an abnormal loss of fluids.
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dehydration

An inadequate amount of fluid in the body. The minimum amout of dehydration that can be detected is about 5% loss of total body weight as fluid loss.
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dehydration

Any process by which water bound within a solid material is released. Example: Gypsum (CaSO4
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dehydration

dehydration 1. The process of removing water from a substance or compound. 2. The process of removing water from a food product in order to preserve it or to make it more portable. 3. Excessive loss of water from the body or from an organ or body part, as a result of illness or fluid deprivation. A condition in which there is an excessive loss o...
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Dehydration

Dehydration is a condition of the body caused by loss of water and essential body salts. Signs and symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, decreased or absent urination, sunken eyes, wrinkled skin, confusion, low blood pressure, and coma. The primary cause is due to excessive sweating during exercise, especially in hot, humid weather, as well as...
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Dehydration

Dehydration is an excessive loss of fluids and minerals from the body.
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dehydration

Dehydration occurs when there is too little water in the body's tissues. Babies can become dehydrated very quickly as a result of vomiting and diarrhoea.
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Dehydration

Depletion of body fluids, to the point of illness.
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Dehydration

Elimination of water
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