loss of extracellular fluid from the vascular to other body compartments.
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third spacingMedtalk A popular verb for hemorrhage or other accumulation of fluids into the so-called 3rd space or physiologic compartment, the interstitial space between the skin and fascia
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third spac·ing(thĭrd spās'ing)
Shift of fluid from the intravascular space to a nonfunctional space (e.g., abdomen or thorax).
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