Card Set Information
What are the 3 basic places where fluids are found in the body?
within the cells (intracellular)
outside the cells (extracellular)
within tissue spaces (interstitial space or 3rd space)
Edema occurs when too much fluid enters where?
the interstitial space
What is the normal osmolarity of plasma?
______ solutions have a concentration greater than 300 mOsm/L and exert a greater pressure, which pulls water from the _____ area to the ______ in attempt to equalize osmolarity.
hypertonic, isotonic, hypertonic soln
______ solutions have a concentration less than 300 mOsm/L and exert LESS pressure, which allows water to be _____ into the isotonic area.
Aldosterone is secreted by the ______ in response to _______ changes.
_______ is secreted by the kidneys in responses to changes in sodium or fluid volume.