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Descriptor English: Extracellular Fluid
Descriptor Spanish: Líquido Extracelular
Descriptor Portuguese: Líquido Extracelular
Descriptor French: Liquide extracellulaire
Entry term(s): Extracellular Fluids
Fluid, Extracellular
Fluid, Intercellular
Fluid, Interstitial
Fluids, Extracellular
Fluids, Intercellular
Fluids, Interstitial
Intercellular Fluid
Intercellular Fluids
Interstitial Fluid
Interstitial Fluids
Tree number(s): A11.284.295.260
A12.207.270
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D045604
Scope note: The fluid of the body that is outside of CELLS. It is the external environment for the cells.
Annotation: do not confuse EXTRACELLULAR FLUID with BODY WATER
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EN enzymology
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Extracellular Space (1964-2003)
Public MeSH Note: 2004; see EXTRACELLULAR SPACE 1975-2003, see BODY FLUIDS 1963-1974
History Note: 2004; use EXTRACELLULAR SPACE 1975-2003, use BODY FLUIDS 1963-1974
DeCS ID: 37771
Unique ID: D045604
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Date Established: 2004/01/01
Date of Entry: 2003/07/09
Revision Date: 2004/07/27
Extracellular Fluid - Preferred
Concept UI M0008059
Scope note The fluid of the body that is outside of CELLS. It is the external environment for the cells.
Preferred term Extracellular Fluid
Entry term(s) Extracellular Fluids
Fluid, Extracellular
Fluids, Extracellular
Interstitial Fluid - Narrower
Concept UI M0008061
Scope note The fluid in spaces between the tissue cells, constituting about 16% of the weight of the body; closely similar in composition to LYMPH. (On-Line Medical Dictionary [Internet]. University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK): The CancerWEB Project, Academic Medical Publishing; c1997-2003 [cited 2003 May 1]. Available from: http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/omd/.)
Preferred term Interstitial Fluid
Entry term(s) Fluid, Intercellular
Fluid, Interstitial
Fluids, Intercellular
Fluids, Interstitial
Intercellular Fluid
Intercellular Fluids
Interstitial Fluids



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