The Sodium

Body-centered cubic crystal structure for sodiumSource: By !Original: Daniel Mayer, DrBobVector: Stannered - Crystal stucture, CC BY-SA 3.0, OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology Sodium is the major cation of the extracellular fluid. It is responsible for one-half of the osmotic pressure gradient that exists between the interior of cells and their surrounding environment. People eating … Continue reading The Sodium

The Roles of Electrolytes

Source: OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology OpenStax Anatomy and Physiology These six ions aid in nerve excitability, endocrine secretion, membrane permeability, buffering body fluids, and controlling the movement of fluids between compartments. These ions enter the body through the digestive tract. More than 90 percent of the calcium and phosphate that enters the body is incorporated … Continue reading The Roles of Electrolytes