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Noun1.bodily fluid - the liquid parts of the body
body substance - the substance of the body
aqueous humor, aqueous humour - the limpid fluid within the eyeball between the cornea and the lens
vitreous body, vitreous humor, vitreous humour - the clear colorless transparent jelly that fills the posterior chamber of the eyeball
endolymph - the bodily fluid that fills the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
perilymph - the bodily fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
ECF, extracellular fluid - liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid; "the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"
intracellular fluid - liquid contained inside the cell membranes (usually containing dissolved solutes)
succus, juice - any of several liquids of the body; "digestive juices"
karyolymph - a clear liquid in the cell nucleus in which the nucleolus and chromatin and other structures are dispersed
milk - produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
amnionic fluid, amniotic fluid, waters - the serous fluid in which the embryo is suspended inside the amnion; "before a woman gives birth her waters break"
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
blood serum, serum - an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates
chyle - a milky fluid consisting of lymph and emulsified fats; formed in the small intestine during digestion of ingested fats
lymph - a thin coagulable fluid (similar to plasma but) containing white blood cells (lymphocytes) and chyle; is conveyed to the blood stream by lymphatic vessels
come, cum, ejaculate, semen, seminal fluid, seed - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
ink - dark protective fluid ejected into the water by cuttlefish and other cephalopods
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
black bile, melancholy - a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
yellow bile, choler - a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
lochia - substance discharged from the vagina (cellular debris and mucus and blood) that gradually decreases in amount during the weeks following childbirth
sanies, suppuration, festering, ichor, purulence, pus - a fluid product of inflammation
cerebrospinal fluid, spinal fluid - clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
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We were informed that an independent contractor who provided a music enrichment program to the fifth-grade classes at Courreges Elementary School, in June 2017 gave the students flutes/recorders that were potentially contaminated with bodily fluids," Fountain Valley School District Superintendent Mark Johnson said (https://mynewsla.
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They are exposed to blood-borne infections by pathogens, such as HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV), from sharps injuries and contact with bodily fluids (Ramos-Gomez et al 1997; Gerbending 1994; Ruben et al 1983).
Patented recently is a disposable absorbent article with an associated polymer film that is positioned to be activated by contact with bodily fluids, wherein the polymer film can release odor control and/or skin wellness agents upon contact with such bodily fluids.
Vestex garments repel blood and other bodily fluids, and rapidly kill microbes.
There are two other bodily fluids that have not been shown to carry pathogens, these being tears and sweat.
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