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Pronunciation: de'hi-dra'shun


  1. Deprivation of water.
  2. Reduction of water content.
  3. Used commonly in emergency departments to describe a state of water loss sufficient to cause intravascular volume deficits leading to orthostatic symptoms.

Synonym(s): exsiccation2

Synonym(s): anhydration

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