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com·part·ment

(kom-part'ment),
1. Partitioned-off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber; the compartments of the limbs are bound deeply by bones and intermuscular septa and superficially by deep fascia and generally are not in communication with the other compartments, and thus infection or increased pathologic pressure may be limited to one compartment; muscles contained within the compartments of the limbs share similar functions and innervation.
2. A separate division; specifically, a structural or biochemical portion of a cell that is separated from the rest of the cell.
3. A chemical or physical subdivision of a system in which the ratio of the concentration of a labeled entity to that of an unlabled entity is constant over a defined period.
Synonym(s): compartimentum [TA]

com·part·ment

(kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt)
1. Partitioned off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber; the compartments of the limbs are bound deeply by bones and intermuscular septa and superficially by deep fascia and generally are not in communication with one another, and thus infection or increased pathologic pressure may be limited to a compartment; muscles contained within the compartments of the limbs share similar functions and innervation.
Synonym(s): compartimentum [TA] .
2. A separate division; specifically, a structural or biochemical portion of a cell that is separated from the rest of the cell.

com·part·ment

(kŏm-pahrt'mĕnt)
Partitioned-off portion of a larger bound space; a separate section or chamber.

compartment

a part of the body as a whole and divided from the rest by a physical partition.

fluid compartment
that liquid part of the body excluded by cell membranes. Includes intravascular and intercellular compartments.
compartment syndrome
muscles which are contained in an aponeurotic sheath may be subjected to serious ischemia as a result of increase in the size of the muscle as a result of vigorous muscular activity.
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This has been due for long as the ridership on the Metro has increased and during peak hours the female compartments are generally packed and more space would surely help," said Nafia Rahman, a regular commuter.