Sunday, November 4, 2018

Water loss via stool

Q: Water loss via stool in ICU should be documented as? (select one)

A) Insensible loss
B) Sensible loss 

Answer: A

There are four venues for insensible loss of water from human body, as they can't be objectively measured.

  • Urine 
  •  Skin 
  •  Respiratory tract 
  •  Stool
Amount dedicated to insensible loss via stool in a patient without diarrhea is about 200 mL per day.



Walter F. Boron (2005). Medical Physiology: A Cellular And Molecular Approach. Elsevier/Saunders. Page 829 (ISBN 1-4160-2328-3).

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