Electrolyte fluxes in the gut and oral rehydration solutions.

Acra SA, Ghishan GK
Pediatr Clin North Am. 1996 43 (2): 433-49

PMID: 8614609 · DOI:10.1016/s0031-3955(05)70414-4

This article provides a brief overview of the normal physiology of water and electrolyte fluxes across the gut as a prerequisite for understanding the pathologic disturbances occurring with diarrheal illnesses. In turn, the rationale for the use of oral rehydration solutions in diarrheal disorders is explored.

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Acute Disease Child Child, Preschool Diarrhea Fluid Therapy Humans Infant Intestinal Absorption Intestinal Mucosa Water-Electrolyte Imbalance

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