II. Definitions

  1. Electrolyte
    1. Body fluid substances that dissociate into anions and cations including Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium
    2. Electrolytes have broad functionality in human physiology including fluid hemeostasis and cellular function

III. Physiology

  1. Electrolyte homeostasis is a core function of the Kidney (esp. Sodium, water and acid-base)

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