salt depletion

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Noun1.salt depletion - loss of salt from the body without replacement (loss by vomiting or profuse perspiration or urination or diarrhea) thus upsetting the electrolyte balance
depletion - the state of being depleted
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He explained the signs of heat illnesses include muscle cramps due to salt depletion, and heat exhaustion, which is marked by weakness, nausea, dizziness and clammy skin.
One is due to water depletion, which can lead to loss of consciousness, while the other is attributed to salt depletion, which can lead to muscle cramping and vomiting.