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  Dr. Koop - Skin turgor
Skin turgor is the skin's degree of resistance to deformation and is determined by various factors, such as the amount of fluids in the body (hydration) and age.
Skin turgor is one way to estimate the state of hydration (fluids) and, to a lesser extent, nutrition.
Skin turgor is a sign commonly used by health care workers to assess the degree of fluid loss or dehydration.
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 Click2Houston.com - Health Encyclopedia - Dehydration
Blood pressure that drops when you go from lying down to standing
Poor skin turgor -- the skin may lack its normal elasticity and sag back into position slowly when pinched up into a fold by the doctor; normally, skin springs right back into position
Blood chemistries (to check electrolytes, especially sodium, potassium, and bicarbonate levels)
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