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Unformatted text preview: ---------------------------------------------------- FLUID AND ELECTROLYTE BALANCE Chapter 20 A. Water Balance and Urine Concentration ---------------------------------------------------Water balance: is balance between daily water intake and water excretion (Figure 20-2, 20-3; water balance in the body). The kidneys conserve water (see previous lecture on amount of plasma in filtrate and amount that leaves as urine). Changes in blood pressure and osmolarity are the stimuli for water balance reflexes (Figure 20-1). ...
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