Meaning of ELECTROLYTE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ [eh-LEK-tro-lite] ]

A substance that breaks up into ions (electrically charged particles) when it is dissolved in body fluids or water. Some examples of electrolytes are sodium, potassium, chloride, and calcium. Electrolytes are primarily responsible for the movement of nutrients into cells and the movement of wastes out of cells.

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