Serum Electrolytes in Pregnancy

A Altered osmoregulation: X Serum sodium and X Posm with X Osmotic Threshold for the argenine vasopressin release and thirst

B Serum chloride levels are unchanged compared with women who are not pregnant

104 mEq/L

HCO3

C Mild hypokalemia may be observed due to T glomerular filtration rate, T urine flow, and T aldosterone

D Mild respiratory alkalosis is associated with small decreases in plasma bicarbonate

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