Definition of Interstitial fluid

1. Noun. Liquid found between the cells of the body that provides much of the liquid environment of the body.

Generic synonyms: Ecf, Extracellular Fluid

Definition of Interstitial fluid

1. Noun. (context: physiology) A solution found in tissue spaces that inundates and moistens cells in multicellular animals. ¹

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Medical Definition of Interstitial fluid

1. The fluid in spaces between the tissue cells, constituting about 16% of the weight of the body; closely similar in composition to lymph. Synonym: tissue fluid. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interstitial Fluid

intersternebral joints
interstitial absorption
interstitial cell
interstitial cell-stimulating hormone
interstitial cell tumour of testis
interstitial cystitis
interstitial deletion
interstitial disease
interstitial emphysema
interstitial fluid (current term)
interstitial gastritis
interstitial giant cell pneumonia
interstitial gland
interstitial growth
interstitial hernia
interstitial implantation
interstitial inflammation
interstitial keratitis
interstitial lamella
interstitial lung disease
interstitial lung disease with increased volume
interstitial mastitis
interstitial myositis
interstitial nephritis

Literary usage of Interstitial fluid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Times and Gazette (1867)
"Just as blood oxidises in the lung on its exposure to air, so this interstitial fluid oxidises when it is exposed to the atmospheric oxygen, (a) Suppose, ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"interstitial fluid, as I have already suggested, is intimately connected ... The centripetal movement of the interstitial fluid towards living matter is, ..."

3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"THE PHYSIOLOGY OF FLUID DISTRIBUTION Edema is a local or general increase in the interstitial fluid of the body. Normally the interstitial compartment is ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1867)
"... not solids only, not blood only, but interstitial fluid, as it is proceeding for solidification. Having exposed this fluid, he leaves a surface of it ..."

5. The Elements of Physiological and Pathological Chemistry: A Handbook for by Thomas Cranstoun Charles (1884)
"While the chyle is the assimilable extract of the chyme, the lymph may be regarded in great part as the overflow of the interstitial fluid which is ..."

6. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"This thin wall permits the passage of blood plasma containing dissolved nutrients and oxygen into the interstitial fluid in the vicinity of the cells, ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"&c., converse changes occurring in the interstitial fluid. But while the diffusible products of oxidation thus find their way from the interstitial fluid to ..."

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