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balance

 [bal´ans]
an instrument for weighing.
equilibrium (def. 1).
acid-base balance see acid-base balance.
analytical balance a balance used in the laboratory, sensitive to variations of the order of 0.05 to 0.1 mg.
fluid balance see fluid balance.
negative balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is greater than that ingested.
nitrogen balance see nitrogen balance.
positive balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is less than that ingested.
water balance fluid balance.
zero balance a state in which the amount of water or an electrolyte excreted from the body is exactly equal to that ingested; see equilibrium (def. 1).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

water balance

A state of equilibrium in which the fluid intake from water and other beverages and foods equals fluid losses in the gastrointestinal tract, urine, sweat and other secretions.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

water balance

A state of equilibrium in which the fluid intake from water and other beverages, and foods equals fluid lost in the urine, GI tract, sweat, and other secretions. See Water.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By drinking oral rehydration fluids (available from pharmacies), you can reduce the risks of dehydration.
If you do need a dehydration cure, try rehydrating with moderate quantities of water mixed with sugar and salt, or oral rehydration fluids. In the event that you faint due to dehydration, whoever is with you should raise your legs above your head and hold them there.
( Offer as much fluids or oral rehydration fluids (from your pharmacist) as your baby needs for the first four hours.
N Oral rehydration fluids are available from your pharmacist and may help.