Fluctuation in water content of body during normal conditions

Range ~2.5L (i.e., ~3% of the total body weight) Liters
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Duning T et al., Dehydration confounds the assessment of brain atrophy. Neurology. 2005 Feb 8 64(3):548-50 DOI: 10.1212/01.WNL.0000150542.16969.CC p.549 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15699394
Comments P.549 left column 2nd paragraph: "During normal conditions, the water content of the human body fluctuates on the order of 2.5 L (i.e., ∼3% of the total body weight). The osmotic gradient caused by thirsting leads to a shrinking of astrocytes, which are the key cells for water movement between cellular, vascular, and ventricular compartments of the brain [refs 7,8]."
Entered by Uri M
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