Question 1

Describe the regulation of body water.

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College Answer

This is a level 1 topic. An understanding as to how the body regulates water is crucial to the daily practice of critical care, this topic is well described in the major texts. This type of question lends itself to the basic template of sensor mechanisms, central processing and integration with effector limbs and feedback loops. However, high scoring answers require a quantification of responses and an introduction into how these processes are integrated and fine-tuned.