water balance

noun

Definition of water balance

: the ratio between the water assimilated into the body and that lost from the body also : the condition of the body when this ratio approximates equilibrium

Examples of water balance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is, as long as products are moisturizing enough to restore the fragile, but crucial skin barrier, which defends your body and its precious water balance. Maura Brannigan, Allure, 4 Aug. 2021 The drink is ideal for replenishing fluids and electrolytes (minerals that help to regulate muscle and nerve function and maintain water balance) lost during a workout. Serena Coady, Glamour, 23 June 2021 It is secreted by the posterior pituitary gland in response to nerve signals sent from specialized brain sensors which detect subtle changes in water balance. Tamara Hew-butler, CNN, 5 May 2021 The kidneys will make molecular adjustments to both underhydration and overhydration within 40 seconds in response to any upset in the water balance. Tamara Hew-butler, CNN, 5 May 2021 Cortisol has many important functions, including being a critical regulator of ion, salt, and water balance. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 25 Sep. 2020 More research is needed to see whether cloud seeding can change water balances over large areas. Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation, 12 Dec. 2019 The two fist-sized kidneys remove drugs and unwanted compounds from the body and play a critical role in maintaining proper salt and water balance, blood pressure and vitamin D and bone health. Smithsonian, 31 May 2018 Next, the team did some hydrological accounting, creating what’s known as a water balance. Sarah Derouin, Science | AAAS, 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of water balance

1888, in the meaning defined above

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16 Aug 2021

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“Water balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20balance. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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water balance

noun

Medical Definition of water balance

: the ratio between the water assimilated into the body and that lost from the body also : the condition of the body when this ratio approximates unity

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