Fraction of total amount of water that is present in the female rat gastrointestinal contents

Range fasted 1.8%: fed 4.5% (198 - 232grams)
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference McConnell EL, Basit AW, Murdan S. Measurements of rat and mouse gastrointestinal pH, fluid and lymphoid tissue, and implications for in-vivo experiments. J Pharm Pharmacol. 2008 Jan60(1):63-70. p.66 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID18088506
Primary Source Cizek, L. J. (1954) Total water content of laboratory animals with special reference to volume of fluid within the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract. Am. J. Physiol. 179: 104–110PubMed ID13207395
Method "[Primary source] measured water by evaporating gastrointestinal contents to dryness".
Comments "The total amount of water present in the rat gastrointestinal contents was similar to that reported by Cizek et al (primary source), who measured water by evaporating gastrointestinal contents to dryness and reported that gut water represented 1.8% (fasted) and 4.5% (fed) of total body weight (198–232 g) of female rats."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110517