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Fig. 3 | Biology of Sex Differences

Fig. 3

From: The elimination half-life of crystalloid fluid is shorter in female than in male volunteers: a retrospective population kinetic analysis

Fig. 3

Distribution of infused fluid. Computer simulations of the distribution of fluid between body fluid compartments (V c, V t, and urine) when Ringer’s acetate is infused at two different rates in males and females. Fluid distribution is expressed in proportion to the body weight, which averaged 82 kg in the males and 63 kg in the females. The smaller volume expansion of V c in the females, which was mostly due to greater accumulation in V t, limited the short-term impact of the difference in crystalloid fluid half-life on the urinary excretion

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