Chapter Two. Water and Electrolyte Balance

  1. Joyce James,
  2. Colin Baker and
  3. Helen Swain

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch2

Principles of Science for Nurses

Principles of Science for Nurses

How to Cite

James, J., Baker, C. and Swain, H. (2008) Water and Electrolyte Balance, in Principles of Science for Nurses, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632057696

Online ISBN: 9780470774410

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Keywords:

  • water;
  • electrolyte balance;
  • diffusion;
  • osmosis;
  • colloids

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Learning objectives

  • Introduction

  • Bonding in water

  • Water as a solvent

  • Concentrations

  • Diffusion and osmosis

  • Tonicity of cells

  • Filtration

  • Electrolyte balance

  • Water in the body

  • Water balance

  • Water regulation

  • Dialysis

  • Summary

  • Review questions

  • Further reading