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Lost in the Desert:

1. Heat stroke: A severe condition caused by impairment of the body's temperature-regulating abilities, resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and characterized by cessation of sweating, severe headache, high fever, hot dry skin, and in serious cases collapse and coma.

First degree burn: A mild burn that produces redness of the skin but no blistering.

Electrolytes: Any of various ions, such as sodium, potassium, or chloride, required by cells to regulate the electric charge and flow of water molecules across the cell membrane

Glucose: A monosaccharide sugar, C6H12O6, occurs widely in most plant and animal tissue. It is the principal circulating sugar in the blood and the major energy source of the body.

Melanin: Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.

2. Mark would have lost 10% of his body water. I believe that is urinary volume to decrease because he would be dehydrated.

3. His blood pressure was so low because the body tries to cool down the body in different ways. Since Mark was having a heat stroke, his blood vessels dilated so that more blood could reach the skin surface faster. His pulse rate would also be decreased. It would be decreased because his blood pressure is low. He was dizzy and disorientated because he was not getting enough blood to the brain.

4. No, it would not be a good idea for Mark to bring the beer along because alcohol dehydrates the body.

5. Mark would have vitamin D as a greater amount in his body.

6. The way Mark increased his chance to get burns was that he took off his shirt and hat.

7. I believe it is because Mark had a first degree burn rather than a sunburn because the heat was so much hotter and all at once.

Wearing on her Nerves:

1. The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) is involved with physical sensation. The PNS has two divisions, the sensory division and the motor division. Sensory...