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Physics (of an alternating quantity) having a value that is the square root of the mean of the squares of the magnitude measured at each instant over a defined period of time, usually one cycle
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First, hyponatremia will cause red blood cell swelling, which will increase plasma volume and thus the effective circulating volume. Second, imminent hypovolemia will induce a high adrenergic state, which will cause venous vasoconstriction, diminishing the size of the vascular compartment and allowing better filling pressures.
Dehydrated athletes have a decrease in effective circulating volume and diminished renal perfusion, requiring the renal system to rely on the vasodilatory effects of prostaglandins produced primarily by COX-2.

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