Rate of Body-Water Distribution studied with Triple Labelled Water

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THE rate of equilibration of extra- and intracellular water is determined by the passage of the water through the cell membrane. The transfer of water through cell membranes can proceed by various mechanisms. The simplest mechanism is diffusion of water molecules as a whole. Another mechanism is a biological carrier system, such as exists, for example, in the tubular mechanism of the kidney; and another route of transfer is ionic migration of protons and hydroxyl ions independently through the cell membrane.

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ANBAR, M., LEWITUS, Z. Rate of Body-Water Distribution studied with Triple Labelled Water. Nature 181, 344 (1958) doi:10.1038/181344a0

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