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Unformatted text preview: fluid compartments. Approximately 60% of the total body water is found within cells. Approximately 40% of the total body water is found outside cells, mainly in interstitial fluid, plasma of blood, and lymph. Composition of the Fluid in the Body Fluid Compartments o Intracellular fluid contains more potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, sulfate ions, and protein than extracellular fluid. o Extracellular fluid contains more sodium, chloride, and bicarbonate ions than intracellular fluid. Exchange Between Body Fluid Compartments o Water moves between compartments continually in response to hydrostatic pressure differences and osmotic differences between the compartments....
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