Discuss the main function of electrolytes and what happens if the electrolytes are out of...

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Discuss the main function of electrolytes and what happens if the electrolytes are out of balance. What does electrolyte balance have to do with execution by lethal injection?

Electrolytes:

Electrolytes are substances, that when dissolved, separates into cations and anions, which disperse uniformly through the solvent. In the body it is vital to maintain the water-electrolyte balance to maintain normal body function, or homeostasis. Examples of electrolytes are sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate.

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Electrolytes are used in many chemical reactions of the body. If the balance of water and electrolytes in the cells is unbalanced, it can lead to...

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Sodium, Potassium & Chloride: Electrolyte Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

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Chapter 8 / Lesson 1
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Sodium, potassium and chloride are electrolytes needed by your body for proper fluid balance, nervous system function and heart function. Learn how they are regulated and what happens if there are too few or too many in your body in this lesson.


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