Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 26 - Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance - Review Questions - Page 1016: 1



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Total body water content depends on body mass, age, sex and the amount of fat in the body. Infants have 73% or more water because of low body fat and low bone mass. Healthy young adults have 60% water where as total body water in elderly is 45% of body mass (page 991).
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