By Dawn B. Marks
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Water is distributed between intracellular and extracellular compartments, the latter comprising interstitial fluids, blood, and lymph. Because water is a dipolar molecule with an uneven distribution of electrons between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms, it forms hydrogen bonds with other polar molecules and acts as a solvent. The pH of water. Water dissociates to a slight extent to form hydrogen (Hϩ) and hydroxyl (OHϪ) ions. The concentration of hydrogen ions determines the acidity of the solution, which is expressed in terms of pH.
Applebod has a hyperlipidemia (high blood lipid level—elevated cholesterol and triacylglycerols), another risk factor for cardiovascular disease. A genetic basis for Mr. Applebod’s disorder is inferred from a positive family history of hypercholesterolemia and premature coronary artery disease in a brother. At this point, the first therapeutic steps should be nonpharmacologic. Mr. Applebod’s obesity should be treated with caloric restriction and a carefully monitored program of exercise. A reduction of dietary fat and sodium would be advised in an effort to correct his hyperlipidemia and his hypertension, respectively.
The osmolality of a fluid is proportionate to the total concentration of all dissolved molecules, including ions, organic metabolites, and proteins (usually expressed as milliosmoles (mOsm)/kg water). The semipermeable cellular membrane that separates the extracellular and intracellular compartments contains a number of ion channels through which water can freely move, but other molecules cannot. Likewise, water can freely move through the capillaries separating the interstitial fluid and the plasma.