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Module 2

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Department
Physiology
Course
Physiology 2130
Professor
Anita Woods
Semester
Fall

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Module 2 - Because of homeostasis, the volume of fluids and concentration of ions is closely controlled so our organ systems function properly - Two major fluid compartments : intracellular fluid compartment (ICF – inside all cells) and the extracellular fluid compartment (ECF – everything outside of cells) - ECF makes up the internal environment of the body – divided into the interstitial fluid compartment (fluid directly outside, bathing the cells) and the plasma (watery portion of the blood) - For a 70 kg person – 42 L of blood (11.1 gallons); ICF contains 28 L (7.4 gallons; 67% of TBW) and the intersistial compartment contains 11 L (2.9 gallons, 6.4% of TBW) and plasma contains 3 L (0.8 gallons, 6.6% TBW) - Plasma – 92% water, 8% other substances o Colloidal substance – liquid containing suspe
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