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body fluid

Etymology: AS, bodig + L, fluere, to flow
fluid contained in the three fluid compartments of the body: the plasma of the circulating blood, the interstitial fluid between the cells, and the cell fluid within the cells. See also blood plasma, interstitial fluid, extracellular fluid (ECF), intracellular fluid.
(1) Any fluid in the body including blood, urine, saliva, sputum, tears, semen, milk, or vaginal secretions
(2) A term often used with specific reference to those fluids to which health care workers might reasonably be exposed—e.g., blood, urine, saliva, semen

body fluid

1. Any fluid in the body including blood, urine, saliva, sputum, tears, semen, milk, or vaginal secretions.
2. BF is often used with specific reference to those fluids to which health care workers might reasonably be exposed including blood, urine, saliva, and semen.

body fluid

A fluid found in one of the fluid compartments of the body. The principal fluid compartments are intracellular and extracellular. A much smaller segment, the transcellular, includes fluid in the tracheobronchial tree, the gastrointestinal tract, and the bladder; cerebrospinal fluid; and the aqueous humor of the eye. The chemical composition of fluids in the various compartments is carefully regulated. In a normal 154 lb (70 kg) adult human male, 60% of total body weight (i.e., 42 L) is water; in a normal adult female is 55% of total body weight is water (39 L).
See: acid-base balance; fluid replacement; fluid balance
See also: fluid
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