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    • Dehydration

    • Dehydration

      In physiology, dehydration is a deficit of total body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. Dehydration can also cause hypernatremia(high level of sodium ions in the blood) and is distinct from hypovolemia (loss of blood volume, particularly plasma). Dehydration occurs when free water loss exc ... Read »


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    • Fluid replacement

    • Fluid replacement or fluid resuscitation is the medical practice of replenishing bodily fluid lost through sweating, bleeding, fluid shifts or other pathologic processes. Fluids can be replaced with oral rehydration therapy (drinking), intravenous therapy, rectally such as with a Murphy drip, or by hypodermoclysis, the ... Read »


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    • Oral rehydration therapy

    • Oral rehydration therapy

      Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is a type of fluid replacement used to prevent and treat dehydration, especially that due to diarrhea. It involves drinking water with modest amounts of sugar and salts. Oral rehydration therapy can also be given by a nasogastric tube. Therapy should routinely include the use of zinc supp ... Read »


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    • Passive leg raising test

    • In medicine, the passive leg raising test is a bedside test to evaluate the need for further fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients. This test involves raising the legs of a patient (without their active participation), which causes gravity to pull blood from the legs, thus increasing circulatory volume availa ... Read »


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    • Terminal dehydration

    • Terminal dehydration is dehydration to the point of death, potentially as a suicide method. Some scholars make a distinction between "terminal dehydration" and "termination by dehydration". Courts in the United States generally do not recognize prisoners as having a right to die by voluntary dehydration, since they vie ... Read »


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