salt depletion


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salt de·ple·tion

excessive loss of sodium chloride from the body in urine or sweat; a cause of secondary dehydration.

salt depletion

the loss of salt from the body through excessive elimination of body fluids by perspiration, diarrhea, vomiting, or urination, without corresponding replacement. See also electrolyte balance, heat exhaustion.
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influx of the animals subjected to salt depletion for 4 weeks or longer was consistently higher than that of the PWA animals for all [Cl.
uptake stimulated by salt depletion is at least partially dependent on the presence of external [Cl.
Krogh (1939) reported that although 3 days of salt depletion were required to stimulate Cl uptake in Dreissena, it took weeks to stimulate ion uptake in unionids.
Heat cramps are caused by salt depletion with hypotonic (low salt) fluid replacement.