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in·ter·sti·tial flu·id

the fluid in spaces between the tissue cells, constituting about 16% of the weight of the body; closely similar in composition to lymph.
Synonym(s): tissue fluid

tissue fluid

The fluid occupying the spaces between body cells by way of which oxygen, carbon dioxide and dissolved substances are passed to and from the cells. Also known as interstitial fluid.

tissue fluid

the intercellular fluid forming the internal environment immediately surrounding cells. It is formed from blood by a process of ULTRAFILTRATION.


a group or layer of similarly specialized cells that together perform certain special functions. For anatomically specific tissues see under their identifying titles, e.g. adipose, connective.

tissue death
tissue density
the penetrability of tissue by x-rays, bone and tooth being most dense, blood and soft tissue the next, fat the next, and gas and air least.
tissue edema
an abnormal accumulation of tissue fluid.
tissue factor
see tissue thromboplastin.
tissue fluid
the extracellular fluid that constitutes the environment of the body cells. It is low in protein, is formed by filtration through the capillaries, and the excess drains away as lymph. See also interstitial fluid.
tissue inhibitors
inhibitors of fibrinolysis; present in placenta.
indifferent tissue
undifferentiated embryonic tissue.
tissue necrosis fever
fever caused by pyrogens released by necrotic pyrogens.
tissue plasminogen activator
see plasminogen activator.
tissue reacting agent
substances that have a poorly defined but advantageous local effect on tissues.
tissue receptor site
a cell receptor common to cells of a particular tissue.
tissue residue
residues of chemical substances that are unacceptable to local pure food legislation especially sulfonamides, estrogens, chlorinated hydrocarbons, heavy metals. These are thought or known to have a deleterious effect on people eating or drinking the relevant animal product. See also chemical food residue.
tissue sensitivity
the susceptibility of individual tissues to injury by x-ray. The injury may be by way of inflammation, necrosis or cessation of cell growth. Fast-growing tissues in which the cells have a high mitotic index are the most sensitive, especially gonads, germinative layer of skin and erythropoietic tissues.
supportive t's
cartilage and bone.
tissue therapy
tissue typing
identification of tissue types for purposes of predicting acceptance or rejection of grafts and organ transplants. The process and purposes of tissue typing are essentially the same as for blood typing. The major difference lies in the kinds of antigens being evaluated. White blood cells, particularly lymphocytes, are used for tissue typing. The acceptance of allografts depends particularly on the matching of MHC antigens. If the donor and recipient are not MHC identical, the allograft is rejected. See also typing.
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A Excessive squeezing of capillary beds during capillary blood collection adds tissue fluid to the specimens in variable quantities.
Studies on the quality of specimens obtained by skin puncture of children: Tendency to hemolysis, and hemoglobin and tissue fluid as contaminants.
As the parasite circulates in the lymphatic and vascular systems, appearance of filarial organism in tissue fluids and exfoliated surface material probably occurs due to conditions causing lympho-vascular obstruction resulting in extravasations of blood and release of microfilariae.
On the other hand, the high amount of salt in water--300 g/l and in mud--95% of mineral fraction of mud relieves pelvic tissue fluids and stasis and decreases pelvic inflammation.
It has been suggested (2) that microfilariae appear in tissue fluids and exfoliated surface material due to lymphatic or vascular obstruction.
In tissue fluids and cell culture media, the situation is radically different owing to the presence of a wide variety of natural metal complexing agents (chelators), such as amino acids, peptides, proteins, nucleotides, and glutathione, which may bind and profoundly affect the redox potential of these metals (Holmes and Williams 2000) or their dioxygen coordination capacity (Boca 1983; Van Horn et al.
But some people don't pass enough, or produce more in the first place, so the level of uric acid in blood and tissue fluids is higher.
ABLISTERS result from constant rubbing which loosens the top layer of skin to form a pocket where tissue fluids collect.
Lymph is collected from tissue fluids throughout the body and returned to the blood via the lymphatic system.
In the "insect' approach, the protein will be floating freely in tissue fluids, while in the vaccinia approach, it will be on cell surfaces.

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