Fluid balance question for biology discussion board

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Explain what is meant by the terms fluid balance, electrolyte balance, and acid-base balance, and discuss their importance for homeostasis. List the most frequent threats to acid-base balance, and explain how the body responds when the pH of body fluids varies outside normal limits.

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Professor Mary
School: University of Virginia

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fluid balance is actually the concept of human homeostasis that the amount of fluid that is lost from the body is equal to the amount of fluid that is taken in.

Electrolytes play a key role in maintaining homeostasis in the body. They help to regulate heart and neurological function, fluid balance, oxygen delivery, acid-base balance.

Electrolytes play an important role in maintaining homeostasis in the body. They assist to regulate heart and neurological function, fluid balance, oxygen delivery,

importance of homeostasis.

regulation of ammount of water and minerals in the body.

removal of metabolic wastes

regulate body temps

regulate blood glucose levals

                                     frequent threats to acid-base balance.

respiratory acidosis.

Develops when the plasma pH is decreased due to an elevated plasma Pco2 level


determines the rate of sodium reabsorption and potassium secretion along the DCT and collecting system of the kidney; and the natriuretic peptides

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