Which of the following options is correct? Most K^+ in the body is found A) inside cells. B) in...

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Which of the following options is correct?

Most K{eq}^+ {/eq} in the body is found

A) inside cells.

B) in the blood.

C) in the lymph.

D) in the interstitial fluid.

Electrolytes

Electrolytes are very important for many metabolic processes throughout the body. Sodium, potassium, and chloride are electrolytes that are active throughout the body. Electrolytes and other biologically active chemicals can be either extracellular or intracellular. Extracellular electrolytes are found primarily outside cells, while intracellular electrolytes are primarily found within cells.

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Most K{eq}^+ {/eq} in the body is found

A) inside cells (correct): Potassium is an intracellular electrolyte, meaning it is mostly found within...

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Sodium, Potassium & Chloride: Electrolyte Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms

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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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