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thirst

 [therst]
a sensation, often referred to the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for drink; ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water.

thirst

(thĭrst),
A desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]

thirst

(therst) a sensation, often referred to the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for drink; ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water.

thirst

(thûrst)
n.
a. A sensation of dryness in the mouth and throat related to a need or desire to drink.
b. The desire to drink.

thirst′er n.

thirst

[thurst]
Etymology: AS, Thurst
a perceived desire for water or other fluid. The sensation of thirst is usually referred to the mouth and throat.

thirst

(thĭrst)
A desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in the mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]

thirst

The strong desire to drink, arising from water shortage (dehydration) causing an increased concentration of substances dissolved in the blood. This change is monitored by nerve receptors in the HYPOTHALAMUS in the brain, and thirst is induced by a nerve reflex.

thirst

sensation arising when there is body fluid depletion, in response to increase in local osmolality in the hypothalamus and to neural and hormonal signals related to decreased blood volume and/or blood pressure; accompanied by production by cells in the hypothalamus of the water-retaining antidiuretic hormone (ADH) and its release from the posterior pituitary.

thirst

(thĭrst)
Desire to drink associated with uncomfortable sensations in mouth and pharynx.
[A.S. thurst]

thirst

a sensation, often referred to the mouth and throat, associated with a craving for drink; ordinarily interpreted as a desire for water. Cellular dehydration also influences thirst and therefore water intake. Other factors may influence the role of the hypothalamus in maintaining water balance. See also polydipsia.

psychogenic thirst
see psychogenic polydipsia.
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