Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance.

  title={Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance.},
  author={Henry Randall},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={56 5},
  • Henry Randall
  • Published 1976 in The Surgical clinics of North America
Stabilizing ECF and ICF involves: 1) Fluid Balance Must have equal gain (food & metabolism) and loss (urine & perspiration) of water 2) Electrolyte Balance Electrolytes = ions from dissociated compounds that will conduct an electrical charge in solution Must have equal gain (absorption in GI) and loss (urine in kidney and perspiration in skin) 3) Acid-Base Balance The production of hydrogen ions by metabolism must be matched by loss of these H ions at the kidney (protons: H) and lungs (carbonic… CONTINUE READING

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