What is dehydration?


In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is defined as the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. It is literally the removal of water (Ancient Greek: ὕδωρ hýdōr) from an object; however, in physiological terms, it entails a deficiency of fluid within an organism. Dehydration of skin and mucous membranes can be called medical dryness.

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Some articles on dehydration:

Tentative Wound - Dehydration
... Death from dehydration can take from several days to a few weeks ... Those who die by terminal dehydration typically lapse into unconsciousness before death, and may also experience delirium and deranged serum sodium ... Patients with edema tend to take longer to die of dehydration because of the excess fluid in their bodies ...
Chemical Derivatives Of Ethanol - Reactions - Dehydration
... Strong acid desiccants cause the dehydration of ethanol to form diethyl ether and other byproducts ... If the dehydration temperature exceeds around 160 °C, ethylene will be the main product ...
Dehydration - Treatment
... The treatment for minor dehydration often considered the most effective, is drinking water and stopping fluid loss ... provide, it is the treatment of choice for mild dehydration ... For severe cases of dehydration where fainting, unconsciousness, or other severely inhibiting symptom is present (the patient is incapable of standing or thinking clearly), emergency attention is required ...
Dehydration Reactions
... synthesis, there are many examples of dehydration reactions for example dehydration of alcohols or sugars ... center Dehydration reactions Reaction Equation Conversion of alcohols to ethers 2 R-OH → R-O-R + H2O Conversion of alcohols to alkenes R-CH2-CHOH-R → R-CH=CH-R + H2O for ...
American Football/to Do - Physicality - Nutrition and Dehydration
... combination of warm weather and high humidity, dehydration is a great risk for the players ... It is extremely important for players to drink enough fluids because dehydration can seriously reduce athletic performance and increase the risk of heat ...

More definitions of "dehydration":

  • (noun): Dryness resulting from the removal of water.
    Synonyms: desiccation
  • (noun): Depletion of bodily fluids.