Water and Electrolyte Balance Practice Problems

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Updated on Aug 18, 2011

Review these concepts if necessary:

Water and Electrolyte Balance Practice Problems


  1. Body fluid that is too concentrated is referred to as _____.
  2. Water is autonomically regulated by _____ located in the hypothalamus of the brain.
  3. _____ become charged ions when they dissolve in the body fluids.
  4. _____ are formed by covalent bonding and do not ionize in the body fluids.


  1. hypertonic
  2. osmoreceptors
  3. Ions
  4. Nonelectrolytes

Practice—True or False

  1. Through insensible fluid loss, a person may eliminate up to a liter of water in a 24-hour period and not be aware of it. 
  2. The amount of water consumed and the amount of urine produced are the two major mechanisms by which body water is regulated. 


  1. True
  2. True
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