Which of the following electrolytes is NOT a major contributor to the osmolarity of the intracellular compartment?
What is the approximate daily liquid requirement for an average-sized adult?
Volume resuscitation with crystalloid solution primarily expands which of the following compartments?
Which of the following statements regarding isotonic (normal) saline solution is true?
a. It has a higher pH compared to plasma.
b. It has a lower chloride concentration compared to plasma.
c. When infused at large volumes, it can result in lactic acidosis.
d. Saline-induced acidosis usually has no adverse clinical consequences.
A 45-year-old woman recently underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy of a large myomatous uterus. Her course since surgery has been complicated by postoperative ileus, shown here, for which a nasogastric tube was placed. Which of the following is the most appropriate solution to replace volume lost in her gastric secretions?
c. 5 percent dextrose in water
d. 5 percent dextrose in 0.45 percent normal saline with 20 mEq/L of potassium chloride
Which of the following is the LEAST common opiate used to treat postoperative pain following gynecologic surgery?