Fluid and electrolytes balance. Terry White, MBA, BSN. Body fluid and electrolyte: About 46 to 6o % of the average adult weight is water. Water may serve as:. Medium of metabolic reaction with cells. Transporter for nutrients, waste products, and other substance. A lubricant.
Terry White, MBA, BSN
Body fluid and electrolyte:
A) Intracellular fluid (ICF):
b) Extracelluar fluid (ECF):
1) Intravascular fluid or plasma: is found within vascular system.
2) Interstitial fluid: is found surrounding the cell and includes lymph.
3) Transcellular: includes cerebrospinal fluid, pleural, peritoneal and synovial fluid.
Composition of Fluids
4. Active transport:
Regulating body fluid:
Disturbances in fluid and electrolyte:
Edema: is collection of fluids in the tissue.
Type of edema: