ELECTROLYTES: Substances that break down into positively or negatively charged
particles when placed in water.
EXCRETORY ORGANS: Those organs which throw off or eliminate waste products
from the body. Examples are kidneys, bowels and lungs.
GRANULES: Remains of nuclei in three kinds of white blood cells. There can be up to
five in a single cell.
HOMEOSTASIS: The tendency of the body to maintain or achieve a normal state.
HYPERALIMENTATION: Total nutrition supplied directly into the body
HYPERKALEMIA: Abnormally high potassium concentration in the blood.
HYPERTONIC: Solution that has a greater solute concentration than body fluids.
HYPOTHERMIA: A low body temperature.
HYPOTONIC: Solution which has a lesser solute concentration than body fluids.
ISOTONIC: A fluid which has the same tonicity as body fluids.
KCl: Abbreviation for potassium chloride.