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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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consist of the water of the body and substances dissolved in it. Water is the main component of the human

body weight

body weight  

The gravitational force that the Earth exerts on a human body at or near the Earth's surface. Body weight is the product of body mass (in kilograms) and acceleration due to gravity (9.81 ms2) ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
The watery solutions in the human body. They include intracellular fluid, tissue fluid, blood, and lymph. Body fluids make up more than half the body weight of an individual. Most ... More
diuretic

diuretic  

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A drug that increases urine production by promoting the excretion of mineral salts and water from the kidneys.
kidney

kidney  

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An organ that may have arisen in freshwater animals for the purpose of voiding excess water and that is concerned in modern forms with excretion and/or the retention of water.

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