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Water is an important part of any cell, the liquid base of the blood and lymph. In humans, the water content in different tissues is not the same. For example, in adipose tissue it is about 10%, in bones - 20, in the kidneys - 83, in the brain - 85, in the blood —90%, which averages 70% of body weight.

Water in the body performs a number of important functions. Many chemicals are dissolved in it, it actively participates in metabolic processes, with which metabolic products are excreted from the body. Water has a high heat capacity and thermal conductivity, which contributes to the processes of thermoregulation.

The bulk of the water is contained inside the cells, in the blood plasma and in the intercellular space.

An adult in normal conditions consumes about 2.5 liters of water per day. In addition, about 300 ml of metabolic water, as one of the end products of energy exchange, is formed in the body. In accordance with the needs of a person during the day loses about 1.5 liters of water in the form of urine, 0.9 liters by evaporation through the lungs and skin (without sweating) and approximately 0.1 liters with feces. Thus, the exchange of water under normal conditions does not exceed 5% of body weight per day. Increased body temperature and high-calorie foods contribute to the release of water through the skin and lungs, increase its consumption.

Regulation of water metabolism is mainly controlled by the hormones of the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands.

Mineral substances enter the body with food and water. The body's need for mineral salts is different.
The main group includes seven elements: calcium, phosphorus, sodium, sulfur, potassium, chlorine and magnesium. These are called macro elements. They are necessary for the formation of the skeleton (calcium, phosphorus) and for the osmotic pressure of biological fluids (sodium). These ions affect the physicochemical state of proteins, the normal functioning of excitatory structures (K +, Na +, Ca2 +, Mg2 +, Cl-), muscle contraction (Ca2 +, Mg2 +), energy storage (P5 +).

However, the body needs another 15 elements, the total number of which is less than 0.01% of body weight. They are called trace elements. Among them should be allocated iron (an integral part of hemoglobin and tissue cytochrome); cobalt (cyanocobalamin component); copper (component of cytochrome oxidase); zinc (factor potentiating the action of insulin on cell membrane permeability to glucose); molybdenum (xanthine oxidase component); manganese (activator of some enzyme systems); silicon (regulator of bone tissue collagen synthesis); fluorine (involved in the synthesis of bone structures and the strength of tooth enamel); iodine (an integral part of thyroid hormones), as well as nickel, vanadium, tin, arsenic, selenium, etc. In most cases it is an integral part of enzymes, hormones, vitamins or catalysts of their action on enzymatic processes.

The specific role of a number of inorganic ions in the life of the organism primarily depends on their properties: charge, size, ability to form chemical bonds, reactivity in relation to water.
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