interstitial fluid

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Related to Intercellular fluid: intracellular fluid, Intercellular matrix
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Noun1.interstitial fluid - liquid found between the cells of the body that provides much of the liquid environment of the body
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"
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Among their topics are the relationship between fat tissue and lymphangiogenesis, dermatological implications of secondary lymphedema of the lower leg, the hydrodynamics of intercellular fluid and lymph, transverse myocutaneous gracilis with vascularlized lymph node transfer, and harnessing stem-cell-mediated lymphangiogenesis to treat lymphedema.
Decreases in serum sodium concentrations create an osmotic gradient between the extra-and intercellular fluid in cerebral cells that causes water to move into cells, which increases the intracellular volume, promotes tissue edema, and causes neurologic symptoms (1).
Block thinks that the difference perhaps relates to the fact that vitamin E is fat soluble and thus found in cell membranes, while vitamin C is water soluble and found in intercellular fluid.

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