voluntary dehydration


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vol·un·tar·y de·hy·dra·tion

the physiologic lag or deficit that results when sensations of thirst are not strong enough to bring about complete replacement of water loss, as in rapid sweating.

voluntary dehydration

The willful refusal to eat, drink, or accept fluids from health care providers, sometimes used by the terminally ill to hasten death.
See also: dehydration
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(1989) Effects of Water Temperature and Flavoring on Voluntary Dehydration in Men.

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