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body fluid

n.
1. A natural bodily fluid or secretion of fluid such as blood, semen, or saliva.
2. Total body water, contained principally in blood plasma and in intracellular and interstitial fluids.
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Noun1.body 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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In addition, a survey concerning blood and body fluid exposure in the last five years was conducted among the 180 staff members who could be reached of a total of 252 healthcare personnel.
In recent years, automated haematology analyzers with a Body Fluid Mode (BFM) are provided for the extension of its function in the analysis of cells in BFs.
Health care personnel must assess the likelihood of body fluid exposure, based on the type of contact and the nature of the procedure or activity, and use appropriate PPE.
Authors Block and Franke present students, academics, and health care professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a pocket-sized guide to the body fluid testing process.
Patented is an absorbent article comprising: an absorber capable of absorbing a body fluid of a user, a liquid-permeable sheet covering one surface of said absorber and allowing a body fluid of the user to pass through, and a liquid-impermeable sheet covering another surface of said absorber and disallowing a body fluid of the user to pass through, wherein the color of said liquid-permeable sheet has an L* value of 88 or more, an a* value of 0 to 0.
Body fluid specimens are submitted to the hematology laboratory primarily for cell counting.
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any body fluid that is visible contaminated with blood, and any body fluid in situations where it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids .
We obtained body fluid samples from 5 healthy individual donors (except for colostrum from just 1 donor) from Bioreclamation Inc.
Every body fluid should be examined--cell count performed and slide for evaluation of cell morphology prepared--immediately after collection since cells, especially neutrophils, begin disintegrating within 30 minutes.
3 : a tube (as an artery) in which a body fluid is contained and carried or circulated
This accuracy assures the barrier will prevent atmosphere and body fluid transmission, thus, viral transmission.