Category: Intravenous (IV) Therapy

An electrolyte is a medium containing ions that is electrically conducting through the movement of ions, but not conducting electrons.[1][2][3] This includes most soluble salts, acids, and bases dissolved in a polar solvent, such as water. Upon dissolving, the substance separates into cations and anions, which disperse uniformly through the solvent. Solid-state electrolytes also exist. In medicine, the term electrolyte refers to the substance th... [wikipedia]