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Ratio of Total Body Exchangeable Sodium to Total Body Exchangeable Potassium

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Nutrition

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The ratio of the total body exchangeable sodium to the total body exchangeable potassium correlates with a patient's nutritional status. In malnutrition there is a decrease in body cell mass and an increase in the extracellular body mass. This results in an increase in the ratio.

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