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extracellular space

extracellular space

Abbreviation: EC space
The space between cells. It contains tissue fluid, the water derived from plasma in the adjacent capillaries. The water flows among capillaries, tissue spaces, and cells.
See: extracellular fluid
See also: space

extracellular

situated or occurring outside a cell or cells.

extracellular constituents
all of the constituents of the body outside the cells; include water, electrolytes, protein, glucose, enzymes, hormones.
extracellular fluid
all of the body fluid lying outside the cells. Includes intravascular fluid or plasma and the interstitial fluid. That part of the extracellular fluid that is in special cavities which have special characteristics, e.g. synovial fluid, urine, aqueous humor of eye, are called transcellular fluids.
extracellular matrix
the network of proteins and carbohydrates that surround a cell or fill the intercellular spaces.
extracellular space
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It is released into the synaptic cleft and then removed from the extracellular space by a sodium-dependent transport system consisting of high-affinity glutamate carriers.
sup][16],[17],[18] Glutamate accumulation in the extracellular space, oxidative stress, an imbalance in the retinal production of neuroprotective factors, and inflammation are the main factors involved in the development of neurodegeneration in the setting of DR.
However, Q7 enhanced the contractile response to PE when calcium was added to extracellular space in a calcium-free medium.

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