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Dehydration

Synonym(s)

  • exsiccosis
  • fluid volume deficit

Definition(s)

The condition that results from excessive loss of water from a living organism.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

State of excessively reduced body water or water deficit.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The process of dehydrating; especially: an abnormal depletion of body fluids.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: March 2, 2015