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REGULATION OF SODIUM, WATER, AND VOLUME STATUS

Monday, January 31st, 2011

How do you estimate a patient’s serum osmolality? A close estimate can be derived from measurements of the serum sodium (Na+), glucose, and blood urea nitrogen (BUN), using the following equation: What percentage of the adult human body consists of water? What percentage of the water content is intracellular versus extracellular? Approximately 60% of the […]

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