Animal body water
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Water in the animal body performs a number of functions:
- solvent for transportation of nutrients
- medium for excretion
- body heat control
- lubricant for joints
- shock absoption
Most of body water is in various body fluids.
Per Netter's Atlas of Human Physiology, body water is broken down into the following compartments:
- Intracellular fluid
- Extracellular fluid
Of all animals, humans are most resourceful in ways of water intake.