Obviously, the temperature of water does not affect its chemical composition. At least not in the ranges we are likely to drink it in. Yet it is clearly far more pleasant and refreshing to drink cool ...
The question struck me the other day when I drank a glass of water. I understand that there are at least two conditions under which the brain signals thirst: extracellular thirst, when there's not ...
This question was inspired by watching one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies; particularly where Jack Sparrow allegedly survives on a desert island by finding an unlimited supply of rum. I've ...
Beverages of any type generally contain some measure of water. However, in the case of some liquids, the non-water components take more water from the human body to filter out than the water contained ...
From my understanding, humid weather means that the air has a lot of water in it. Therefore, someone who lives in this kind of weather would be hydrating himself just by breathing. Does that mean ...
My son asked me a question that stumped me: Is there anything a human can drink that does not contain water? It stemmed from a conversation in beverages in general where I was pointing out that they ...
What happens if an IV drip with a saline solution slips out of the vein, but keeps dripping into the body?
A patient has a saline solution IV drip into the vein. They have somehow moved around and the needle has fallen out of the vein, but remained in the body. Nobody has noticed and for a few hours water ...
I am trying to understand the mechanism by which overhydration affects hemoglobin and oxygen intake. Does the water first depletes the buffers such as ferritin storages? What about haematocrits? In ...
Is there any kind of relation between humidity and the amount of water we should drink. I know there is a relation between the temperature and the amount of water needed by the body. Do we need to ...