Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Sir Humphry Davy

  • History of sodium in medicine

    Mostafa ElbabaDoha, Qatar In humans, sodium controls the balance of fluids in the body and the absorption of nutrients in the alimentary tract. Sodium is also involved in nerve impulse transmission and cell membrane electrical activity. Significant changes in the sodium level prevent cells from carrying out those physiological functions, disrupting what is known as…