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Currently, many states perform capital punishment (execution) using potassium chloride injection. Why would this kind of an injection cause death?
Increased K+ results in disruption of the electric potential of cardiac tissue.
When the concentration of Na+ in the ECF decreases:
there is an increase in the level of aldosterone.
The most important buffer system in the intracellular fluid compartment (ICF) is the:
protein buffer system.
Infants are more likely to experience problems regulating acid-base balance because of several factors, including
inefficiency of infant kidneys.
All of the following would occur if there was an increase in plasma osmolality, except:
production of large amounts of urine
All of the following factors would stimulate the hypothalamic thirst center, except:
hypotonic extracellular fluid
Estrogens are chemically similar to _________ and are therefore associated with water retention.
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