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26 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid Balance

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Urine
Under normal circumstances, most water is lost in __________.
Electrolytes
What solute in body fluids determines most of their chemical and physical reactions?
ADH
____ increases water reabsorption
ionic sodium
The body's water volume is closely tied to a powerful water "magnet." What magnet is referred to here?
PTH
Which hormone raises blood calcium levels?
decrease increase
A __________ in blood CO2 levels leads to an _________ in blood pH.
respiratory acidosis
The most common cause of acid-base imbalance is __________.
protein
Which buffer system is the most abundant in the body?
respiratory alkalosis
What is the effect of hyperventilation on pH?
Hydrogen Phosphate
What is the most abundant intracellular anion?
Potassium
What is the most abundant cation in intracellular fluid?
ICF
Where is the majority of water stored in the human body?
ADH
What hormone helps to maintain extracellular fluid (ECF) osmolality when concentrations become too high?
Hyperproteinemia
Which of the following conditions promotes edema?
Edema
swelling caused by excess fluid in the body tissues
2500 ml
In a given day, what is the typical value for water intake?
water loss vomiting inefficient
risk factor for dehydration include:
a high rate of insensible ______ _____, _________, & __________ kidneys.
dry mouth increased osmolality decrease
____ _______, osmoreceptors detect ___________ ____________, and a _________ in blood volume are involved in triggering the Thirst mechanism.
DCT increase
PTH (parathyroid hormone) acts on the _____ to __________ Ca2+ reabsorption.
renin-angiotensin-aldosterone mechanism
What is the most important trigger for aldosterone release?
bicarbonate buffer system
Which chemical buffer system is the only important system in the extracellular fluid (ECF) that resists short-term changes in pH?
Kidneys
Which organs are the ultimate acid-base regulatory organs?
maintaining HCO3- balance
The most important renal mechanism for regulating acid-base balance of the blood involves __________.
HCO3-
hydrogen carbonate (bicarbonate)
bicarbonate buffer system
The primary buffer of the extracellular fluid (ECF) is the __________.
renin
Hormone secreted by the kidney; it raises blood pressure by influencing vasoconstriction (narrowing of blood vessels).
renin
converts angiotensinogen to angiotensin I
aldosterone
"salt-retaining hormone" which promotes the retention of Na+ by the kidneys. na+ retention promotes water retention, which promotes a higher blood volume and pressure