water balance

noun

: 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water balance was in 1888

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“Water balance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20balance. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

water balance

noun
: 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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