Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in the Body


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Which of the following statements best describes an electrolyte?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an example of an electrolyte?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With help from this quiz and worksheet, you can quickly test your knowledge of fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. Answer multiple-choice questions on these assessments to check your understanding of the pituitary gland, electrolytes and diuretics as they relate to fluid and electrolyte balance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Gauge your comprehension of the following using this quiz and worksheet:

  • Best way to describe an electrolyte
  • How diuretics can disrupt a person's fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Examples of electrolytes
  • Fluid regulation via the pituitary gland
  • Disruption of a person's electrolyte balance following exposure to excessive heat

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how the pituitary gland regulates the body's fluid
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding electrolyte balance disruption and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - understand the concept of a diuretic and its impact on a person's fluid and electrolyte balance

Additional Learning

Paired with this quiz and worksheet is a lesson called Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in the Body. Review this lesson anytime to learn about the following:

  • Where electrolytes are commonly found
  • Functions of kidneys
  • What the antidiuretic hormone does