Anatomy & Physiology Question #7
The nurse is giving fluids to a patient who is dehydrated. Which mechanism should the nurse understand that may require ATP to move fluid and solutes throughout the body to maintain homeostasis?
- Active transport
- Facilitated diffusion
The correct answer is B. ATP is necessary for active transport. In this state ATP provides energy to transfer material against its concentration gradient.The other answers have to do with transporting waste and are not the definition of active transport.
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