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Fluid and Electrolyte Balance - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Dehydration is one of those things you hear about all the time, but do you really know what happens when your body doesn't get enough water? The lessons in this chapter break down the importance of staying hydrated and present an in-depth look at the way water is balanced in the body through short and entertaining videos and text lessons. Each lesson comes with a quiz to test your knowledge of fluid and electrolyte balance and a transcript to help you educate yourself on key vocabulary words. These lessons can help you:
- Understand the composition of interstitial and intracellular fluids
- Determine the function of the plasma membrane of a cell
- Find out what is considered a healthy intake of water
- Explore the reasons that staying hydrated is important when you exercise
|Electrolyte: Definition, Examples & Quiz||Examine the importance of electrolytes and how they're used in body functions.|
|Interstitial Fluid: Definition, Pressure & Composition||Identify the pressures associated with interstitial fluid and get an understanding of the purpose of this fluid.|
|Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure||Determine the function and uses of the plasma membrane and find out how it's structured.|
|Intracellular Fluid: Definition & Composition||Connect electrolytes to intracellular fluid in this lesson and study this fluid's purpose and composition.|
|Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output||Discover the importance of water balance to the human body.|
|Dehydration & Other Concerns of Water Intake in the Body||Find out some causes of dehydration and explore other issues that affect your body's water balance.|
|Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise||Get instructions on how to hydrate your body correctly to prevent dehydration during exercise.|
1. Electrolyte: Definition & Examples
Electrolytes are charged particles that are critical for biological systems. They play a role in many of the bodily functions of humans and must be maintained for proper health. This lesson discusses electrolytes and their role in the body.
2. Interstitial Fluid: Definition, Pressure & Composition
In this lesson, you will learn about the fluid compartments of the body, specifically the interstitial fluid compartment. We'll explain the composition and the pressures related to interstitial fluid using examples.
3. Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure
Cells are made of many crucial parts that work together and perform specific functions. In this lesson, you will learn about the plasma membrane of a cell to gain an understanding of its structure and function.
4. Intracellular Fluid: Definition & Composition
In this lesson you will find the definition of intracellular fluid. In addition, the composition of intracellular fluid and how water moves in and out of the cell will be provided. Finally, the relationship of electrolytes and intracellular fluid will be explained.
5. Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output
Keeping our bodies hydrated is essential for physical and mental performance. Without it, we will suffer from brain fog, make poor decisions, and even be unable to perform simple physical tasks. Learn more about water balance in the body in this lesson.
6. Dehydration & Other Concerns of Water Intake in the Body
Dehydration can be a serious, even fatal, condition. For the most part, we have control over how much fluid we consume and how much we exercise, which allows us to reduce and even eliminate most of the causes of dehydration. There are a few causes, however, that we have very little control over. Find out more in this lesson.
7. Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise
Staying well-hydrated during exercise will help prevent dehydration, as well as the heat-related illnesses: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how to hydrate with the right fluid and sodium balance to avoid hyponatremia in this lesson.
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