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A flavoured brand of non-carbonated sports drink that rehydrates and replenishes fluids, carbohydrates, and electrolytes lost during intense exercise.

Gatorade was first developed in 1965 at the University of Florida as a way of replenishing fluids, carbohydrates and electrolytes sweated out during exercise. It was named after the school’s football team, the Gators.


Sports medicine A proprietary sports drink that replaces fluids, carbohydrates, electrolytes consumed during intense exercise. See Sports drink.