extracellular fluid


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Synonyms for extracellular fluid

liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid

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Urea is major nitrogenous end product of protein and amino acid catabolism, produced by liver and distributed throughout the intracellular and extracellular fluid.
The accumulation of extracellular fluid increases the spinal cord interstitial pressure, leading to extension of the edema, and, eventually, to syringomyelia (20).
They also promote the excretion of sodium, and the loss of extracellular fluid.
Diagnosis of cerebral salt-wasting syndrome (CSWS) and syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) (1,23) PARAMETER CSWS SIADH Serum Na (mmol/L) <135 <135 Serum osmolality (mosm/kg) <285 <285 Urine osmolality (mosm/kg) >200 >200 Urine Na (mmol/L) >25 >25 Weight [down arrow] [up arrow] Extracellular fluid volume [down arrow] N, [up arrow] Jugular venous distention - -, + Hematocrit [up arrow] [down arrow] Blood urea nitrogen [up arrow] [down arrow] Creatinine [up arrow] [down arrow] Uric acid N, [up arrow] [down arrow] Bicarbonate [up arrow] [down arrow] Plasma albumin/ [up arrow] N protein concentration Blood pressure Low, [left and Normal right arrow] Central venous <6 >6 pressure, cm H2O Pulmonary wedge <8 >8 pressure, mmHg
Pecker says that one possible explanation for the study findings is that sweetened drinks may cause mild increases in blood sugar, which are associated with extracellular fluid volume expansion and higher blood pressure.
If the BBB is not intact after severe neurotrauma, it is possible that serum albumin may leak into the extracellular fluid of the brain resulting in more brain oedema (12).
Although this study was not able to achieve its primary end-point of reducing extracellular fluid volume, the intervention group had decreased episodes of IDH.
Total body magnesium is approximately 1000 mmols, of which 60% is in bone, 20% in skeletal muscle, and less than 1% in the extracellular fluid.
Rapid expansion of extracellular fluid with isotonic saline and then oral or 1V maintenance should be tailored to half maintenance or maintenance based on the child's response.
Generalised oedema becomes clinically noticeable when the extracellular fluid space is expanded by about 2 - 3 litres of fluid.
This allows substances of low molecular size to pass between the blood and surrounding extracellular fluid.
The researchers traced ascorbate's anti-cancer effect to the formation of hydrogen peroxide in the extracellular fluid surrounding the tumors.
4) Next, we measure urinary sodium and osmolality and assess her extracellular fluid status.
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