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Fluids & Electrolytes

Fluids & Electrolytes

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FLUIDS &FLUIDS &ELECTROLYTESELECTROLYTES
 JENNIFER H. MESDE, RN, MAN
 
I. ADULTS
a.Women: 50-55% body weight is waterb.Men: 60-70% body weight is waterc.Elderly: 47% body weight is water
II. INFANTS
75-80% body weight is water
BODY FLUIDSBODY FLUIDS
 
INTRACELLULAR : 80% of total body water
Found within the cells of the body
EXTRACELLULAR: 20% of total body water
Found outside the cells and accounts for about1/3 of total body fluid
a.Interstitial - 75%b.Intravascular (plasma) - 20%c.Other: cerebrospinal fluid, intraocular fluid,bone water, gastrointestinal secretions
DISTRIBUTION OF BODY DISTRIBUTION OF BODY FLUIDSFLUIDS

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