a Each subject has total body water of 40 L. The sweat of subject A has a relatively high [Na
of 60 mmol/L while that of subject B has a
[Na+] of 10 mmol/L. Volumes of the extracellular and intracellular spaces are
calculated assuming that water moves between the two spaces as needed
to maintain osmotic balance.
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