rehydration
noun see rehydrate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rehydration — is the replenishment of water, or water and electrolytes, lost through dehydration.In humans, methods of rehydration include oral rehydration therapy or intravenous therapy. As oral rehydration is less painful, less invasive, less expensive, and… …   Wikipedia

  • rehydration — The return of water to a system after its loss. * * * re·hy·dra·tion (re″hi draґshən) the restoration of water or of fluid content to a patient or to a substance that has become dehydrated; see also oral rehydration therapy, under… …   Medical dictionary

  • rehydration — rehydrate ► VERB ▪ absorb or cause to absorb moisture after dehydration. DERIVATIVES rehydration noun …   English terms dictionary

  • rehydration — See rehydrate. * * * …   Universalium

  • rehydration — noun The replenishment of water and electrolytes lost through dehydration …   Wiktionary

  • rehydration — re·hydration …   English syllables

  • rehydration — |rē+ noun Etymology: re + hydration : the action or process of rehydrating …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oral rehydration therapy — Nurses encouraging a patient to drink an oral rehydration solution to combat dehydration caused by cholera. Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is a simple treatment for dehydration associated with diarrhoea, particularly gastroenteritis or… …   Wikipedia

  • Oral rehydration therapy — The administration of special fluids by mouth. ORT is used to treat dehydration. See also oral rehydration solution. * * * (ORT) oral administration of a solution of electrolytes and carbohydrates in the treatment of dehydration …   Medical dictionary

  • oral rehydration salts — (ORS) [USP] a dry mixture of 1. sodium chloride, potassium chloride, dextrose, and either sodium citrate or sodium bicarbonate; dissolved in water for use in oral rehydration therapy (q.v.) …   Medical dictionary

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