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body fluid

n. (context anatomy English) bodily fluid

body fluid

n. the liquid parts of the body [syn: liquid body substance, bodily fluid, humor, humour]

Body fluid

Body fluid, bodily fluids or biofluids are liquids originating from inside the bodies of living people. They include fluids that are excreted or secreted from the body, and body water that normally is not.

The dominating content of body fluids is body water. Approximately 60-65% of body water is contained within the cells (in intracellular fluid) with the other 35-40% of body water contained outside the cells (in extracellular fluid). This fluid component outside the cells includes the fluid between the cells ( interstitial fluid), lymph and blood. There are approximately 6 to 10 liters of lymph in the body, compared to 3.5 to 5 liters of blood.

Usage examples of "body fluid".

A mixture of body fluids and digestive products followed the blade of the long knife as Samlor withdrew it.