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Electrolytes

Chemicals in the body fluids that are parts of salts, including sodium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride. The kidneys control the amount of electrolytes in the body.

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(Source: NIH - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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Kidney
One of a pair of organs in the abdomen. The kidneys remove waste and extra water from the blood (as urine) an...
Potassium
A metallic element that is important in body functions such as regulation of blood pressure and of water cont...

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