Discuss Concepts The bacterium Vibrio cholera causes cholera, a disease characterized by severe diarrhea that may cause infected people to lose up to 20 L of fluid in a day. The bacterium enters the body when someone drinks contaminated water. It adheres to the intestinal lining, where it causes cells of the lining to release sodium and chloride ions. Explain how this release is related to the massive fluid loss.

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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Discuss Concepts The bacterium Vibrio cholera causes cholera, a disease characterized by severe diarrhea that may cause infected people to lose up to 20 L of fluid in a day. The bacterium enters the body when someone drinks contaminated water. It adheres to the intestinal lining, where it causes cells of the lining to release sodium and chloride ions. Explain how this release is related to the massive fluid loss.

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