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

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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, "How Putting Organs on Chips Could Revolutionize Medicine," 31 May 2018 Next, the team did some hydrological accounting, creating what’s known as a water balance. Sarah Derouin, Science | AAAS, "Utah’s Great Salt Lake has lost half its water, thanks to thirsty humans," 3 Nov. 2017

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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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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