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Fluids Electrolytes

Fluids Electrolytes

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quite difficult to measure as no indicator is truly confined to the ECF
use either crystalloids or ionic substances,

a.

radioactively labelled inulin

b.radioactively labelled mannitol

c.

82

Br-

d.36

Cl-

e.

38

Cl-

Br-

and Cl-

are distributed similarly, however not all Cl-

is extracellular and some cells contain

quite high concentrations, eg. RBCs
some workers in fact argue that RBC's should be included with the ECF due to this property
the biological half-life of 82

Br-

is more favourable than either of the isotopes of Cl-

VdI=MassInjected−MassLost
[I]

Plasma

Fluids & Electrolytes

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