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Because humans are terrestrial animals, the threat of dehydration is a major regulatory concern. Therefore, the body has several mechanisms for maintaining the appropriate amount of water.

Determine which of the following are ways by which water is lost or gained.

Gain Water

Lose Water


Ingestion of food.

Defecation of solid waste.


Metabolic activity.

Ingestion of liquid.

Active and passive transport from the skin.

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