bodily fluid


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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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2 : to give out a bodily fluid in large amounts <His face streamed sweat.
Munich, Germany) have patented a method for diagnosing neurotransmission or developmental disorders in a mammal comprising the step of detecting in a bodily fluid of said mammal autoantibodies to an epitope of the muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK).
To improve the safety and economics of J bodily fluid disposal, a medical supply company has developed two portable collection units: the High Fluid Cart and the Safety Station.
Twenty-four states have laws against assault with a bodily fluid in prisons, said Nicole Dewing, legislative coordinator with the Vermont State Employees' Association.
a body having a substantially fluid-absorbing core interposed between a substantially fluid-impermeable backing and a substantially fluid-permeable cover for absorbing bodily fluid, the body comprising:
The trocars are designed to wipe bodily fluid or debris from the endoscope shaft and draw the fluid through wicking channels out radially towards the absorbent ring.
Chiron Corporation (Emeryville, CA) has patented methods for obtaining measurable levels of a protein, nucleic acid molecule, or enzymatic product in a bodily fluid or cells of a human, comprising the step of administering to a human a recombinant retroviral preparation having a titer on HT1080 cells of greater than 10.
This spill pad is ideal for use anywhere fluids need to be contained, including bed pans, bodily fluid spills, chemical spills and irrigation containment.
Quicksorb is ideal for use anywhere fluids need to be contained such as bed pans, bodily fluid and chemical spills, and can be used intraoperatively as well.
Gross and witless, assaultive and aggressively loud, ``Son of the Mask,'' written and directed by Lawrence Guterman, assumes an audience will double over at bodily fluid jokes and Wile E.
A pad designed to absorb bodily fluid was patented.
The single worst offenders were day-care centers, where 65 percent of surfaces tested positive for filth, and 46 percent had at least one bodily fluid present.