Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Epithelial Na + Absorption

  title={Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Epithelial Na + Absorption},
  author={Alexander Staruschenko and Daria V. Ilatovskaya and Kenneth R. Hallows},
The maintenance of electrolyte balance is essential for the control of many functions in the human body. Na, K, and Cl are key electrolytes that contribute to a variety of processes ranging from the maintenance of cellular membrane potential to the regulation of cell volume and extracellular fluid volume. Fundamentals of epithelial Cl and K transport are discussed in the preceding and following chapters and will be only briefly touched upon here. Na absorption occurs across the epithelial… CONTINUE READING