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Insensible fluid loss
Fluid loss that is not perceptible to the individual. (sweat and exhaled from lungs)
Obligatory loss
The essential fluid loss required to maintain body functioning.
Occult
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Guaiac test
A test performed for occult blood to detect gastrointestinal bleeding not visible to the eye.
Steatorrhea
Excess fat in the feces due to a malabsorption syndrome or pancreatic enzyme deficiency.
Ova and parasites
One type of stool specimen analysis to confirm the presence of and identify the organism in order to determine appropriate treatment.