Post by annelieseRN on Apr 28, 2012 16:25:51 GMT -5
* Sodium (Na). A positively charged electrolyte that helps to balance fluid levels in the body and facilitates neuromuscular functioning.
* Potassium (K). A main component of cellular fluid, this positive electrolyte helps to regulate neuromuscular function and osmotic pressure.
* Calcium (Ca). A cation, or positive electrolyte, that affects neuromuscular performance and contributes to skeletal growth and blood coagulation.
* Magnesium (Mg). Influences muscle contractions and intracellular activity. A cation.
* Chloride (CI). An anion, or negative electrolyte, that regulates blood pressure.
* Phosphate (HPO4). Negative electrolyte that impacts metabolism and regulates acid-base balance and calcium levels.
* Bicarbonate (HCO3). A negatively charged electrolyte that assists in the regulation of blood pH levels. Bicarbonate insufficiencies and elevations cause acid-base disorders (i.e., acidosis, alkalosis).
Last Edit: Sept 28, 2013 11:07:26 GMT -5 by annelieseRN