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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In heart failure, diuretics reduce oedema but also, by depleting extracellular fluid volume, reduce the workload of the heart.
Ionized calcium levels measure the various forms of calcium located in the extracellular fluid. Calcium and phosphate have an inverse relationship.
A bioimpedance test was performed using the In Body S10 apparatus, which detected a large amount of extracellular fluids in the entire body and intracellular fluids at the upper limit of normality.
Composition of extracellular fluid (FS) (A) and yeast cells autoclaved (AYC) (B) after fermentation, and on addition of crude [beta]-glucanase preparations.
As surgical stress, trauma, and critical illness swap the normal metabolic requisite and pathways, with transposition towards a catabolic state with a consequence of loss in weight, lean body mass, and fat; proteolysis; and expansion of the extracellular fluid compartment.
Aldosterone increases blood pressure both by the expanding the extracellular fluid, and by increasing peripheral vascular resistance (CONNELL et al., 2008).
Through electrodes placed on the arm and leg, L-Dex sends a small, imperceptible current using 256 frequency spectra through tissue measuring extracellular fluid.
In another experiment, the hippocampus was perfused with ACSF for 25 min to determine the basal concentrations of glutamate in the extracellular fluid; then perfused with 1 mmol [1.sup.-1] DHMBA in ACSF or 10 [micro]mol [1.sup.-1] Zn[Cl.sub.2] in ACSF for 25 min; and, finally, perfused with 1 mmol [1.sup.-1] DHMBA in ACSF containing 100 mmol [1.sup.-1] KCl or 10 [micro]mol [1.sup.-1] Zn[Cl.sub.2] in ACSF containing 100 mmol [1.sup.-1] KCl, respectively, for 5 min.
In order to maintain the acid-base balance in extracellular fluid, changes are compensated by:
A similar process is followed for the remaining fluid volume imbalances, including extracellular fluid volume excess, plasma hydrostatic pressure, plasma colloid osmotic pressure, intracellular fluid volume excess, and extracellular fluid volume shift (phases 1 and 2).
One, it's likely that many heart failure patients--just like the rest of America --overindulge in rich, salty foods at holiday celebrations that, in the case of individuals with heart failure, wreak havoc with their extracellular fluid volume.
In extracellular fluid (ECF), the principal electrolytes are sodium, chloride, and bicarbonate.

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