Fluid Compartments

Fluid compartments in the mammalian body broadly comprise two compartments, each with several subdivisions: intracellular fluid (ICF), which makes up approximately 60-65% of body water, and extracellular fluid (ECF), which makes up the other 35-40% of body water (for all practical purposes, the only solvent in the body is water).

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