Sodium and Chlorine (Na, Cl) in Nutrition

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What percentage of the body's sodium is found in the intra and extracellular fluid with a large concentration?

0.2%

Which element makes up 93% of the blood serum bases in the body?

Sodium

What is the main function of sodium chloride in the body?

Control of body fluid pH

What are the slow symptoms of sodium and chlorine deficiency in animals?

Lack or abnormal appetite (Pica)

What is the recommended regular daily supplementation of NaCl due to its limited storage in the body?

0.005 – 0.010 of body weight

What is the main function of sodium chloride in the body?

Control of body fluid concentration

What is the regular daily need of NaCl as a percentage of the ration?

0.25%

In case of limited supply, what does the body do with respect to NaCl excretion?

It conserves or retains it

What are the slow symptoms of sodium and chlorine deficiency in animals?

Lack or abnormal appetite (Pica)

Which element makes up 93% of the blood serum bases in the body?

Sodium

What is the main function of sodium chloride in the body?

Control of body fluid pH

What is the regular daily need of NaCl as a percentage of the ration?

0.05 - 0.10%

What happens to the body in case of limited supply of NaCl?

It conserves or retains NaCl

What are the slow symptoms of sodium and chlorine deficiency in animals?

Reduced egg production in laying hens

Where is sodium mainly found in the body?

Both intra and extracellular fluid

Test your knowledge on the distribution and functions of sodium and chlorine in the human body. Learn about their role in controlling body fluid pH, nerve and muscle activity, formation of digestive juices, and more.

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