Robert Yenchek

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Disorders of water balance

Disorders of Water Balance 1. Description of the problem Normal water homeostasis Water homeostasis is tightly regulated in order to maintain plasma osmolality in a narrow normal range of between 280 and 295 mOsm/kg. Disturbances of water homeostasis result in abnormalities in body fluid osmolality. Since sodium is the most abundant cation in the extracellular…

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