relative dehydration

rel·a·tive de·hy·dra·tion

water deficit relative to content of solutes contributing effective osmotic pressure; a state of increased effective osmotic pressure of body fluids.
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The investigators suggested that the predominance of fall presentations may have been caused by relative dehydration during the preceding summer.
One of the most common explanations for muscle cramps is relative dehydration. Many runners are chronically dehydrated, not consuming the 12 to 16 glasses of water per day suggested for the moderate runner.
To compensate for possible different basal levels of electrolyte leakage in unstressed roots for the different grasses, a relative dehydration leakage index ([I.sub.d]) was calculated as ([I.sub.d] = 100([R.sub.d].

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