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Homework Help: Membranes, proton pump/ cotransport

  1. Jan 26, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Why do diarrhea patients receive a solution containing a high concentration of glucose and salt?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 26, 2010 #2
    By creating hypertonic conditions in the blood, water moves out of the intestines due to osmosis. ADH (anti-diuretic hormone) levels also sink and the permeability of the walls of the urethra decreases causing less water to be lost.
  4. Jan 26, 2010 #3
    false statement.

    But what effect does the glucose have????
  5. Jan 26, 2010 #4
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  6. Jan 26, 2010 #5
    Ok, thing with ADH is true but unrelated to what we're doing, I was just messing with you.
    Seriously now though, look at the solutions to Bac 2002 Question P2 a).
    It has your glucose problem.
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