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In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying disruption of metabolic processes. It is literally the removal of water from an object; however, in physiological terms, it entails a deficiency of fluid within an organism. (Wikipedia)

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Water metabolism

This term is used for the following terms: 
Desiccation (physiology)

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