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Fluid & Elec.

Fluid and Electrolytes

Fluids a solution of solvent and solute
Solvent a liquid substance where particles can be dissolved
Solute a substance, either dissolved or suspended in a solution
Solution 1. homogeneous mixture of 2 or more substances of dissimilar molecular structure 2.usually applied to solids in liquids but applies equally to gasses in liquids
Tonicity the concentration of particles in a solution
Isotonic Same as plasma
Hypotonic have a lesser or lowers solute concentration than plasma
Hypertonic higher or greater concentration of solutes
Osmole the weight in grams of a substance producing 1.an osmotic pressure of 22.4 atm. when dissolved in 1.0litre of solution 2.(gram molecular weight) / (no. of freely moving particles per molecule)
Osmolality the number of osmoles of solute per kilogram of solvent
Osmolarity the number of osmoles of solute per litre of solution
Isotonic solution is also called normal saline
Created by: jesshl123