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Afferent pathway
Travels from receptor to central nervous system
Efferent pathway
Travels from central nervous system to effector
Receptor
Protein molecule in cell membrane
Effector
Parts of the body such as muscles that respond to nerves
60% water
Percentage of the body as water
50% water
Water as percentage of body weight
Intracellular fluid
Fluid found inside cells
Extracellular fluid
Fluid found outside cells
Interstitial fluid
Fluid that bathes cells
Blood plasma
Yellow coloured fluid component of blood
Albumin
Plasma marker
D2O
Total body water marker
TBW-ECF
= Intracellular fluid volume
Osmotic pressure
Depends on the number of freely moving particles in solution (osmoles)
Osmotic equilibrium
Osmolarity of two fluids is the same