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.
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The [Cl.sup.-] influx in animals subjected to 2 weeks of salt depletion overlapped with that of PWA animals, and there was no significant difference between the two groups (P [greater than] 0.25).
Dr Noman explained, signs of heat illnesses include muscle cramps due to salt depletion, and heat exhaustion, which is marked by weakness, nausea, dizziness and cool and clammy skin.
All things considered, your muscle cramping is likely to be caused by muscle fatigue rather than salt depletion and you should be advised against taking salt tables.
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.