Meaning of ELECTROLYTE in English


an electrically charged element or compound (e.g., sodium, potassium) found in body fluids, tissues and cells. An imbalance of electrolytes can result from prolonged vomiting or diarrhea, and may lead to the disruption of many bodily processes, possibly resulting in muscle weakness, cramps or seizures.

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