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Fluids and Electrolytes

Fluids and Electrolytes Water 50-60% of total body weight Intracellular> 45% Extra Cellular> 15%    \ Intravascular/plasma – 10.5% / Interstitial – 4.5% Homeostasis means intake must equal output. Regulation: by the pituitary gland> antidiuretic hormone (kidneys take water back in) by thirst by kidneys Electrolytes: Cations +                     Anions – Sodium                        Chloride Potassium                   Bicarbonate Calcium                       Phosphate Magnesium

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