Last Updated: June 28, 2018

Definition - What does Dehydration mean?

Dehydration, in the context of health and wellness, refers to the depletion of water content in the body, which can cause serious health complications to transpire including organic damage leading death if not arrested. Many people can incur dehydration a variety of ways; whether it is from intense physical exercise, hot temperatures, or episodes of sickness with associated symptoms like fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.

WorkplaceTesting explains Dehydration

Dehydration relates to loss of water content within the human body that can cause dangerous consequences to the systemic integrity of vital organs. Most organisms depend on the adequate supply of water and the crucial elements it comprises, including hydrogen and oxygen, to maintain life. The human body itself is a complex machine of interrelated organs and their designated percentage of water content carried in blood to provide rich minerals while, reciprocally, filtering out waste through perspiration and urination.

This definition was written in the context of Health and Wellness
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