Electrolytes and electric current


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Does the amount of electrolytes in your body increase or decrease the electrical current your body generates?

Even if it's a very, very small scale?
Would it be possible to measure this without entering some tools of any sort inside your body? I'm thinking about measuring it right off your skin? (what about in theory?)

Thanks in advance!


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It is possible to measure nerve gradients(in the investigation of improper nerve transmission, ie nerve compression), so I presume it would be.

But the generic term electrolytes doesn't really tell me what you want to measure. Electrical current is provided by the difference in charge across a membrane, ie potential energy, but this is altered in different ways by different electrolytes, as they carry different charges.