de·​hy·​dra·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌhī-ˈdrā-shən How to pronounce dehydration (audio) \

Definition of dehydration

: the process of dehydrating especially : an abnormal depletion of body fluids

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This is caused, at least in part, from dehydration due to increased temperatures, and is even more true during summer months. Marcos Del Rosario-santiago,, "Doctors say summer is kidney-stone season. Here’s what you should know.," 1 July 2019 Officials said that there were as yet no signs of foul play and that the four may have died from dehydration and heat exposure. Mitchell Ferman And,, "Three children and a woman are found dead along the border in Texas," 24 June 2019 That disturbing report led her father, Hank Purefoy, to suspect his daughter died from severe dehydration. Kirsten West Savali, Essence, "Georgia Teen Dies After Collapsing At Dance Practice," 12 June 2019 She and her daughter were then transported to a hospital for dehydration. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Border Patrol locates 2 missing Indian migrants near Lukeville after recovering 7-year-old girl's remains," 14 June 2019 However, previous studies have linked supplements aimed at weight loss, building muscle mass or boosting energy with multiple health problems, including chronic diarrhea, dehydration, stroke, seizures, heart problems and kidney and liver damage. NBC News, "Teenagers can be seriously harmed by dietary supplements," 5 June 2019 Side effects such as: Possible Flat Tummy Tea side effects are cramping, stomach pains, diarrhea and dehydration... Abby Gardner, Glamour, "The Kardashian-Jenners Just Addressed So Many of Their Controversies in a Huge New York Times Profile," 31 Mar. 2019 Treatment usually includes antibiotics, anti-diarrheal medication, or IV fluids for dehydration. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "More Than 6.5 Million Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination," 4 Oct. 2018 This also prevents dehydration and hunger, which can both send cravings into your body that mimic wanting a drink. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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de·​hy·​dra·​tion | \ ˌdē-hī-ˈdrā-shən How to pronounce dehydration (audio) \

Medical Definition of dehydration

: the process of dehydrating especially : an abnormal depletion of body fluids

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