extracellular fluid


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Noun1.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"
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
interstitial fluid - liquid found between the cells of the body that provides much of the liquid environment of the body
blood plasma, plasma, plasm - the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended
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Ionized calcium levels measure the various forms of calcium located in the extracellular fluid.
Through this mechanism, it regulates systemic blood pressure and homeostasis of extracellular fluid in response to hemodynamic and electrolyte changes (SCHULMAN, 2010).
Using a scoring system, oncologists, breast cancer surgeons and other healthcare providers can determine in seconds the amount of resistance from one point to the other and identify the onset of extracellular fluid accumulation, which may assist in the identification of lymphedema at an earlier point in time.
This variable is divided into BE and standard BE (SBE), the difference being that the gas machine calculates the latter based on an estimated haemoglobin concentration of 5 g/dl in extracellular fluid (6,24,27-33).
They discuss nutritional requirements for calcium and vitamin D for the prevention of osteoporosis; the physiology of vitamin D, calcium, and phosphate absorption; plasma and extracellular fluid calcium homeostasis in relation to metabolic bone disease and the role of the kidney; calcium sensing receptors; the role of parathyroid hormone in calcium and phosphate homeostasis; phosphate homeostasis and metabolic bone disease; the role of vitamin D in bone health; the physiological actions of calcitonin; and the definition, diagnosis, and significance of osteoporosis.
Likewise, the scrotal extracellular fluid does not cycle back into the lymph system, and the scrotum begins to swell with excess fluid.
When the body is in water balance, the osmolarity of intracellular and extracellular fluid compartments is the same, with a normal range of between 275-295m0smol/L.
An anatomical limb model was used to calculate extracellular fluid volume from the Cole model results and limb dimension measurements [10].
The mechanism is similar to the way neurons communicate with other cells, and contrasts the standard understanding that non-neuronal cells "basically spit out signaling proteins into extracellular fluid and hope they find the right target," said senior investigator Thomas B.
Pharmacologic ascorbate can act as a pro-drug for hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) formation, which can lead to extracellular fluid at concentrations as high as 200 [micro]mol/L.
They cover the physiology of bodily fluids; the structure of the kidneys; glomerular filtration and renal blood flow; renal transport mechanisms; regulation of body fluid osmolality, extracellular fluid volume and sodium chloride balance, potassium and acid-base balance, and calcium and phosphate homeostasis; and the physiology of diuretic action.
Fibulin-3 is a protein that floats outside cells, coating the cells and free floating in blood plasma and extracellular fluid.

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