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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HIV is spread through body fluids from a person found to be HIV-positive, according to the website of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Objective: Injuries involving exposure to blood and body fluids are among the risks that healthcare staff frequently encounter.
The analysis of Body Fluids (BFs) is important in detecting signs of injury and infection as well as to aid in monitoring the status of diseased patients.
Zika virus RNA has been detected in a number of body fluids, including blood, urine, saliva, and amniotic fluid (3-5), and whereas transmission associated with occupational exposure to these body fluids is theoretically possible, it has not been documented.
Delivery of rapid diagnostic tests, including accessories for the detection of drugs of abuse in human body fluids and analysis of solids and for the detection and analysis of physiological parameters in human body fluids.
A HOSPITAL has been criticised by inspectors who found dust piled high and dried blood and body fluids smeared over equipment.
The cytology laboratory likewise examines body fluids for the presence of malignancy, but not all body fluids are sent to both the hematology and cytology laboratories for evaluation.
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23 December 2011 - Norwegian contract electronics maker Kitron ASA (OSL:KIT) said today its Swedish subsidiary Kitron AB had been awarded an order from Swedish developer of blood and body fluids analysis systems Cellavision AB (STO:CEVI).
28 September 2011 - Swedish maker of products for routine analysis of blood and other body fluids CellaVision (STO:CEVI) said yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved the CellaVision Body Fluid Application to be used with the company's cell morphology system CellaVision DM1200 for analysis of body fluids.
To better understand the distribution of miRNA in body fluids, we examined the spectrum of miRNA in 12 fluids: plasma, saliva, tears, urine, amniotic fluid, colostrum, breast milk, bronchial lavage, cerebrospinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, and seminal fluid from normal individuals.