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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.]

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]

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]

turgor

The internal tension that keeps a non-woody plant upright, created by the pressure of water in its tissues.
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
Translations

tur·gor

n. turgor.
1. distensión;
2. tensión celular normal.
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We monitored the flap clinically based on skin colour, temperature, skin turgor and capillary refill.
Integumentary: Skin warm and dry to touch without lesions and/or cuts and brisk skin turgor.
She had normal skin turgor with no peripheral edema.
The nurse will assess signs and symptoms of isotonic losses such as hypotension, tachycardia, weak peripheral pulses, sunken eyeballs, poor skin turgor, oliguria, and hemo-concentration.
In addition, developmental milestones were normal, skin turgor was normal without edema, and her pupils were equal and reactive to light.
Her tongue was dry, skin turgor and tonus were decreased, and her overall condition was only average.
On closer inspection there was evidence of dehydration (loss of skin turgor and dry mucus membranes).