The measurement of total body water in living pigs by deuterium oxide dilution and its relation to body composition.

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I. Deuterium oxide was used to estmate body water in twenty-four pigs of widely differing body composition and of average weight 83.9 kg. 2. After infusion of the isotope, blood samples were collected every 30 min for 4 h. The resulting plasma was purified by a heat-distillation procedure, after which it was analysed for D,O by infrared spectroscopy. 3… (More)

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