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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.
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