n.— «Multiple blistering days, almost sure to return to the Rogue Valley if historical patterns hold, bring plenty of people in to buy electrolyte replacement drinks, such as ReCharge, says Newfield. These are compounds of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and other elements, containing ions that allow transmission of the body’s nerve signals. Profuse sweating in the heat depletes “lytes,” as they are called in the fitness world.» —“Unrelenting heat could be to blame for irritability” by John Darling Mail Tribune (Medford, Oregon) Aug. 8, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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