transcellular fluid


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transcellular fluid

The extracellular fluid that lubricates the potential spaces of the body, such as the pleura and pericardium.
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Acute hyponatremia with resultant transcellular fluid shifts and cerebral edeme has been postulated as the primary cause.
Transcellular fluids include "cerebrospinal, pericardial, pleural, peritoneal, synovial, and intraocular fluids; and sweat and digestive tract secretions" (Lancaster, 2001, p.