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Understanding Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in Nursing Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can diuretics disrupt a person's fluid and electrolyte balance?

Question 2 2. How does the pituitary gland work to regulate the body's fluid?

Question 3 3. Paige unexpectedly fell asleep while sun bathing. By the time she woke up, it had been more than six hours since she had something to eat or drink. She began vomiting and having diarrhea. Her electrolyte balance could be disrupted from which of the following?

Question 4 4. Which of the following statements best describes an electrolyte?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT an example of an electrolyte?

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Question 6 6. Loss of a large amount of water from the body through diarrhea or vomiting may result in which one of the following conditions?

Question 7 7. Which one of the following organs is an important regulator of fluid and electrolyte balance in the body?

Question 8 8. If you exercise strenuously on a hot day and then drink only water to rehydrate, you could develop which one of the following conditions?

Question 9 9. Examples of electrically charged minerals, such as sodium, potassium and calcium, are known as which one of the following?

Question 10 10. Which of the following medications could lead to a fluid and electrolyte imbalance because it encourages urination?

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Question 11 11. If you suffer from continual vomiting and diarrhea, you could develop ______, which is defined as abnormally high levels of sodium.

Question 12 12. ________ is the term used to describe abnormally high concentrations of potassium in the body.

Question 13 13. Because your ______ filters fluids and electrolytes, problems with it can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalances.

Question 14 14. Which of the following could be a symptom seen in a person with an electrolyte imbalance?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a quick and efficient way to replace fluids lost from things like vomiting and diarrhea?

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Question 16 16. What is the term for lower than normal water levels in the body?

Question 17 17. Which of the following contains 9g/L of sodium chloride as the only electrolyte?

Question 18 18. What is the term for chemical ions necessary for body processes?

Question 19 19. What are the main electrolytes needed in the body?

Question 20 20. Which of the following hydrating agents contains both a sugar and electrolyte?

Understanding Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in Nursing Chapter Exam Instructions

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