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In the last lesson I talked about the importance of maintaining body fluids, and briefly discussed the role of solutes (including electrolytes) in maintaining fluid balance. So what are electrolytes and why do we call them electrolytes anyway? Electrolytes are simply ions in solution. As you might remember, ions are charged and are therefore able […]

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The body has different ways in which it can regulate energy metabolism; that is, decide whether to increase energy or reduce energy production. Two main ways are highlighted in this lesson with examples, i.e., allosteric inhibition/activation, and hormones. Allosteric Inhibition and Activation Remember that allosteric regulation happens when a substance binds to a site on […]

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