Body fluid composition.

  title={Body fluid composition.},
  author={Amrish Jain},
  journal={Pediatrics in review},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={141-50; quiz 151-2}
UNLABELLED Body fluid composition is maintained in a normal physiologic range by regulatory mechanisms that control sodium and water metabolism. A detailed knowledge of the homeostatic mechanisms will help in understanding the pathogenesis and management of disorders of sodium and water balance. OBJECTIVES After completing this article, readers should be able to: 1. Understand the distribution of fluid and solute in different body compartments. 2. Demonstrate the homeostatic mechanisms… CONTINUE READING