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Descriptor English: Electrolytes
Descriptor Spanish: Electrólitos
Descriptor Portuguese: Eletrólitos
Descriptor French: Électrolytes
Tree number(s): D01.248
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004573
Scope note: Substances that dissociate into two or more ions, to some extent, in water. Solutions of electrolytes thus conduct an electric current and can be decomposed by it (ELECTROLYSIS). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: GEN: prefer specifics but use for more than three; /ther use: consider also ORAL REHYDRATION THERAPY see FLUID THERAPY
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Related: Fluid Therapy MeSH
Water-Electrolyte Balance MeSH
Water-Electrolyte Imbalance MeSH
DeCS ID: 4645
Unique ID: D004573
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 1995/03/16
Electrolytes - Preferred
Concept UI M0007189
Scope note Substances that dissociate into two or more ions, to some extent, in water. Solutions of electrolytes thus conduct an electric current and can be decomposed by it (ELECTROLYSIS). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Electrolytes



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