Fluids and Electrolytes Essay
Pre-course Learning Objectives:
Fluids and Electrolytes: 1. Identify and describe the composition of the fluid compartments within the body
Either Intracellular fluid (ICF- 2/3 of the body’s water) or extracellular fluid (ECF -one third of the body’s water). The two main extracellular fluid compartments are the interstitial fluid and the intravascular fluid, which is the blood plasma. Other ECF compartments include the lymph and the transcellular fluids such as the synovial , intestinal, bilary, hepatic, pancreatic, CSF, sweat, urine, pleural, peritoneal, pericardial and intraocular fluids.
2. Discuss the function of the following electrolytes within the body and …show more content…
4. Identify what the term osmolarity, in relation to body fluids and what the normal value is: The total concentration of dissolved materials in a solution, regardless of their specific identities, expressed in moles. 5. Describe the regulation of thirst and ADH secretion in the body: Thirst is primarily a regulator of water intake and ADH a regulator of water output. Both mechanisms respond to changes in extracellular osmolality and the effective circulating volume.
Thirst: Secretion of ADH and perception of thirst are primary factors in the regulation of water balance.