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Blood-brain barrier

barrier in the central nervous system composed of capillaries with tight bonds, which acts to prevent the passage of most ions and large-molecular-weight compounds, including some drugs, from the blood to the brain

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Body surface area

surface of a human body expressed in square meters

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Child(ren)

person(s) between birth and 18 years of age

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Total body water

amount of water within the body (both intracellular and extracellular)