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Physiology Quiz -
Body Fluid Compartments - Part 4
In order to have a solid understanding of physiological principles, it is essential that one understand the organization of body fluid compartments, as well as the composition of the fluids in these compartments. Test your understanding of body fluid compartments by taking this simple quiz.
(1)   In an average, healthy, adult human being, approximately what percentage of the total body weight is contributed by the intracellular fluid of all body cells combined (intracellular fluid compartment)?
(2)   In an average, healthy, adult human being, approximately what percentage of the total body weight is contributed by the fluid present in the extracellular fluid compartment?
(3)   In an average, healthy, adult human being, approximately what percentage of the total fluid present in the extracellular fluid compartment is found in the interstitial fluid compartment?
(4)   In an average, healthy, adult human being, approximately what percentage of the total fluid present in the extracellular fluid compartment is found as plasma within the intravascular fluid compartment?
(5)   As human beings age, the percentage of total body weight that is contributed by body fluids increases.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015