intracellular fluid


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in·tra·cel·lu·lar flu·id (ICF),

the fluid within the tissue cells, constituting about 30-40% of the body weight.
Synonym(s): intracellular water

intracellular fluid (ICF)

Etymology: L, intra + cella, storeroom, fluere, to flow
a fluid within cell membranes throughout most of the body, containing dissolved solutes that are essential to electrolytic balance and to healthy metabolism. Also called intracellular water. Compare extracellular fluid, interstitial fluid, lymph, plasma.

in·tra·cel·lu·lar flu·id

(ICF) (in'tră-sel'yū-lăr flū'id)
The fluid within the tissue cells, constituting about 30-40% of the body weight.
Synonym(s): intracellular water.

intracellular

within a cell or cells.

intracellular fluid
fluid within cells.
References in periodicals archive ?
The intracellular fluid accounts for approximately 40% of the total body weight.
Intracellular fluid moves into the plasma and extracellular fluid spaces resulting in the contraction of the intracellular compartments and restoration of plasma volume.
Total body water is contained within two broad compartments: intracellular fluid, which is the fluid inside cells, and extracellular, which is the fluid outside of cells.

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