Sodium, Potassium & Chloride: Electrolyte Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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Which of the following best describes electrolytes?

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1. If you have more sodium in your body than it needs, what will happen?

2. Which of the following is most true about how the kidneys are involved with sodium, potassium and chloride in your body?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will give you a better grasp on electrolytes, from quenching thirst to health maintenance to electrolyte deficiency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on:

  • The definition of electrolytes
  • What triggers thirst
  • The body's regulation of electrolytes
  • Related health conditions

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understanding the concept of the body's functions regard electrolytes
  • Defining key concepts - ability to make accurately define things like toxicity
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about electrolytes in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about electrolytes, read the accompanying lesson Sodium, Potassium, & Chloride: Electrolyte Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson covers:

  • Define and understand what makes electrolytes
  • Understand what too many or too few electrolytes can do to your system
  • Understand the way your body distributes electrolytes
  • Define and understand electrolyte toxicity