Time required for skin to return to position prior to pinching
Skin maintains a pinched position for a prolonged period after pinching
Pinch skin on the lateral abdominal wall at the level of the Umbilicus
Normally, skin typically recoils to its original position instantly after being pinched
Delay in return to normal suggests dehydration
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