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Severe dehydration means:
Severe dehydration is a medical emergency and requires
emergency treatment. Call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
By the time a person becomes severely
dehydrated, there is no longer enough fluid in the body to carry enough blood
to vital organs. Shock, which is a life-threatening condition, can develop
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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