Gastroenterology MCQ 084

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Diarrhea: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances (Clinical Gastroenterology)Sodium is absorbed in the small intestine by 2 mechanisms, a Na-substrate coupled mechanism (to glucose or amino acids) and a coupled Na-Cl mechanism. In acute infectious diarrheas which of the following statement is INCORRECT?

A. The Na-substrate mechanism is usually intact
B. The coupled Na-Cl mechanism is usually impaired
C. Gatorade or the like are ideal diarrhea replacement solutions.
D. Properly balanced glucose-electrolyte solutions can be used orally to prevent dehydration and to rehydrate a dehydrated patient.

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