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Regulation of body fluids

-Newborn 70-80%
-Adult 60-55%
-Aging Adult 52/46%


Fluid function

-maintains body vol.
-regulates temp
-transports material to and from the cell
-Serves as aqueous medium for cellular metabolism
-Assists digestion of good food through hydrolysis
-Acts as a solvent in which solutes are available for cell function
-Serves as a medium for the excretion of waste