Defining Across the Curriculum

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Defining Across the Curriculum – A Biology Assignment What Sodium Does – Jane E. Brody What Sodium Does is an explanation of the biological effects of salt on the human body. Jane E. Brody also discusses the consequences salt may have on the body. Through careful reading, the essential concepts, applications and implications of this article may be discerned. This passage first establishes the essential concepts which are needed to understand the entire article, most of which are biological or chemical definitions and fundamental biological concepts. The author is careful to explain that sodium is a critical component of the human body. Sodium has a counterpart, chloride, and together they create sodium chloride, or salt. Brody includes the classification of sodium and chloride as electrolytes or specialized minerals. Sodium and chloride, consequently salt, are established as the prime regulators of water balance for cells. It is important for water and electrolyte balance to be maintained in order for normal metabolic functions to occur in
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