Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular, Intracellular, and Edema


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Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular, Intracellular, and Edema
Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular, Intracellular, and EdemaMaintenance of a constant volume, and of stable composition, of body fluids is essential for homeostasis. The relative constancy of both is remarkable in humans when one considers that there is continuous exchange with the external environment. Intake and output of both volume and composition of the fluids must be balanced in the long term.Humans normally take in about 2100 mL of liquid per day in water or in food. Another, approximately 200 mL/day of water is synthesized in the body as a result of oxidation of carbohydrates. Therefore, the total water intake is approximately 2300 mL/day.
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular, Intracellular, and Edema, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export