Electrolyte fluxes in the gut and oral rehydration solutions

S. A. Acra, F. K. Ghishan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-449
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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