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Ch27NotesFall10 - Ch 27 Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base...

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1 Ch. 27 – Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance • These notes are a brief overview of the main themes of Ch. 27 only • The information in these notes and in Ch. 27 is FYI only, and will not be fair game for the Final Exam • While Ch. 27 repeats a lot of information we have discussed during the past 9 months, it does a nice job of tying these topics together under the umbrella concept of homeostasis Fig. 27-3, p. 1015 Fluid (water) balance Water gain must = water loss •W a t e r 50-60% of our body weight There are no active transporters for water molecules, just water channels (aquaporins) – “Water follows salt” by osmosis Major players in the maintenance of fluid balance :
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2 Electrolyte balance • Electrolyte gain must = electrolyte loss Electrolytes = soluble inorganic compounds that will conduct an electrical current in
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 24011 taught by Professor Pan during the Fall '11 term at HCCS.

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Ch27NotesFall10 - Ch 27 Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base...

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