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Ch 6: Fluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Base Balance

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6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Fluid, Electrolyte & Acid-Base Balance
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How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

1. How the Kidneys Regulate Water Balance

Water balance is essential to our health and survival. This lesson explores how the kidneys regulate water balance with special cells known as osmoreceptors and a process called osmoregulation. You'll also learn how this process relates to a rare form of diabetes known as diabetes insipidus.

Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance

2. Adrenal Cortex: Aldosterone and Body Fluid Balance

Mineralocorticoids are a type of steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. In this lesson, you will learn about the main mineralocorticoid, aldosterone, and how it regulates your body's salt and water balance.

Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in the Body

3. Fluid & Electrolyte Balance in the Body

Your body needs to maintain a balance of fluid and electrolytes to work properly. Learn how electrolytes and fluids interact and discover things that influence their balance, such as kidney function, thirst, hormones, medications and hydration levels.

Factors Influencing Fluid & Electrolyte Balance

4. Factors Influencing Fluid & Electrolyte Balance

Your body needs to maintain a proper level of fluid and electrolytes to function at its best. Learn about factors that influence fluid and electrolyte balance, including vomiting, diarrhea, fever, diet, exercise, diuretics, and kidney problems.

How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance

5. How the Kidneys Regulate Acid Base Balance

Find out how your kidneys keep you alive by excreting acids and bases in conditions like respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, and respiratory alkalosis.

Arterial Blood Gas and Acid Base Balance: Tests and Interpretation

6. Arterial Blood Gas and Acid Base Balance: Tests and Interpretation

This lesson will discuss what the arterial blood gas test is and how it is used to interpret acid/base balance in your body. You'll learn about partial pressures, hypercapnia, acidemia, and alkalosis.

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