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tur·gor

 (tûr′gər, -gôr′)
n.
The normal fullness or tension produced by the fluid content of living cells or of blood vessels and capillaries: leaves that have lost turgor.

[Late Latin, from Latin turgēre, to be swollen.]
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turgor

(ˈtɜːɡə)
n
(Botany) the normal rigid state of a cell, caused by pressure of the cell contents against the cell wall or membrane. See also turgor pressure
[C19: from Late Latin: a swelling, from Latin turgēre to swell]
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tur•gor

(ˈtɜr gər)

n.
1. the normal distention or rigidity of plant cells, resulting from the pressure exerted by the cell contents on the cell walls.
2. the state of being swollen or distended.
[1875–80; < Late Latin, = Latin turg(ēre) to swell + -or -or1]
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turgor

The internal tension that keeps a non-woody plant upright, created by the pressure of water in its tissues.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.turgor - (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membraneturgor - (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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Translations

tur·gor

n. turgor.
1. distensión;
2. tensión celular normal.
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Impaired renal function is associated with poor wound healing and co-morbidities increasing the risk of pressure injuries, and volume depletion also reduces skin turgor (Maroz and Simman 2013).
The inclusion criteria of the study was core temperature >38 degree Celsius, dehydration mentioned either as "clinically dehydrated" or two of the following signs of dehydration in patient notes (i.e., dry mucous membrane or axilla, sunken ocular globes and reduced skin turgor with prominent cutaneous skin folds) and central nervous system dysfunction without infection recorded from the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS < 15).
If not, then this could be a sign of dehydration because decreased skin turgor (the measure of skin elasticity)starts to occur with a fluid loss of around 5%.
On presentation, the patient was quiet, alert, and responsive, with a decreased body condition score (keel score 2/5) and was 5% dehydrated based on decreased skin turgor. The patient's respiratory rate and effort increased with the stress of handling, but heart rate was low-normal.
The values of his height, weight, blood pressure, skin turgor, serum sodium (Na), potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, albumin, urea, creatinine, urine specific gravity, plasma vasopressin were obtained from physical and laboratory examinations.
It was noted that she was unable to tolerate oral fluids, her skin turgor was decreased, and she was pale.
On physical exam, she had mild distress, tachycardia, tenderness around epigastric area on deep palpation, and dehydration with poor skin turgor.
* Volume Loss: If there was obvious cause of volume depletion along with loss of skin turgor with decrease of more than 5% of body weight.
His skin examination did not reveal any rash or hypo/hyperpigmented lesion but he had decreased skin turgor and the capillary refill over three seconds.
Skin turgor was slightly diminished, suggesting decreased circulating plasma volume.
Physical exam at this time revealed decreased skin turgor, clear lungs, a cardiac flow murmur, and no leg edema.