serous fluid


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serous fluid

n.
Any of various body fluids resembling serum, especially lymph.

serous fluid

n
(Physiology) a thin watery fluid found in many body cavities, esp those lined with serous membrane
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However, despite antimicrobial therapy, the thoracostomy tube drained more than 600 ml serous fluid per day for more than 1 week, and no evidence of other causes of the effusion were identified.
The pericardium typically contains less than 50 mL of normal serous fluid, most of which resides in various pericardial recesses and the oblique and transverse pericardial sinuses which are formed by reflections of the serous pericardial layer.
The fluid may be blood, lipids, or serous fluid from disease processes such as Coat's disease, central serous retinopathy, choroidal tumours, optic pits, and uveal effusion syndrome.
Aspiration was done before surgical incision and clear serous fluid was aspirated from cyst.
Using a parallel process with urinalysis, automated microscopy enables analysis of eight different types of body fluids: CSF, synovial, pleural, peritoneal, peritoneal dialysate, peritoneal lavage, pericardial, and general serous fluid.
It provides protection to the organs of the pleura, pertitoneum, and pericardium by secreting serous fluid which acts as a lubricant.
The otorrhea was not purulent; rather, its consistency was similar to that of serous fluid in that it was more viscous and darker.
Thorasynthesis was performed in the left hemithorax of the patient whose oxygen saturation could not be increased; 5 cc serous fluid and 20 cc air was derived and a thoracic catheter was placed.
On sectioning, these cysts contained either bloody or clear serous fluid, and many had areas of calcific deposits (Figure 5).
If she has a seroma, which by definition is a "pocket of clear serous fluid," then why is it still swollen with no more fluid is draining?
Name laboratory findings that aid in identifying a serous fluid as a transudate or exudate.