Compare and contrast how different electrolytes—sodium, potassium, and chloride—function in the body.
Electrolytes are the chemicals in the body which are required for regulating nerve and muscle function and other physiological functions. Sodium, potassium and chloride are important electrolytes in the body. [ Sodium regulates the amount of water in the body. The movement of sodium results in the electric signals required for communication between different cells. Potassium is important for
regulation of heartbeat and muscle functions. Sodium and potassium are positive ions whereas Chloride is a negative ion which is used for maintaining the fluid balance in the body. ]
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