In about 300 words,
Discuss the main function of electrolytes and what happens if the electrolytes are out of balance. What does electrolyte balance have to do with execution by lethal injection? Based on what you find, discuss as a class if you think lethal injection is humane or inhumane. If you think lethal injection is inhumane, examine a better alternative.
For this Week Critical Thinking Exercise, you will answer the following questions using your critical thinking and reasoning skills with at least 450 words covering all the 3 questions.
1. Why would a drug called renin inhibitors be effective in treating hypertension?
2. A toddler in Africa travels to a remote area with no access to clean drinking water. He drinks sewage water and soon develops severe diarrhea and dies 10 days later of cardiac arrest. Explain the possible physiological cause(s) of his death.
3. A patient with poor blood flow to the kidneys is treated with an ACE inhibitor and goes into renal failure. Explain the reason for the renal failure.