Sunday
April 20, 2014

Homework Help: biology

Posted by jack bauer on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 5:51pm.

Total body sodium content determines extracellular fluid volume, and is regulated by the balance between sodium intake and sodium loss. Oubain is a poison that causes blockage of the Na+/K+ ATPase. Which of the following would occur after administration of oubain? Explain why?

a) Increased extracellular sodium concentartion
b) Increased intracellular potassium concentration
c) Increased cellular water concentration
d) increased intracellular chloride concentration

this question is confusing me. if the poison blocks the pump then basically na+ and k+ cannot move into and out of the cell. can any one explain it to me how would it increase any thing??

Answer this Question

First Name:
School Subject:
Answer:

Related Questions

biology - The nonliving matrix of the connective tissue through which the blood ...
physiology - When the amount of sodium ion in extracellular fluid INCREASES: a) ...
Biology - The intracellular fluid concentration is 300 mOsm/kg. The ...
Biology - The intracellular fluid concentration is 300 mOsm/kg. The ...
science - The nonliving matrix of the connective tissue through which the blood ...
Anatomy & Physiology - The nonliving matrix of the connective tissue through ...
Anatomy & Physiology - The nonliving matrix of the connective tissue through ...
Chemistry - I need to duplicate the strength of lye made from wood ash dissolved...
Physics Fluids - When a crown of mass 14.7 kg is submerged in water, an accurate...
Physics - When a person is given intravenous fluid, the bag containing the fluid...

Search
Members