Definition: The condition that results from excessive loss of water from a living organism.
differentiate from DESICCATION, a technique for removing moisture from matter; /ther: coord with ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY see FLUID THERAPY if pertinent; do not use X ref WATER STRESS for water stress test: consider IMMERSION; permitted (NIM) with micro
See AlsoDesiccation; Fluid Therapy; Rehydration Solutions; Thirst
Other names Water Stress; Stress, Water
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