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Intercellular fluid



The fluid found in the intercellular spaces composed of water, amino acids, sugars, fatty acids, coenzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, salts, and cellular products.


The intercellular fluid is the main component of the extracellular fluid (other components are plasma and transcellular fluid). It bathes and surrounds the cells of the body, and provides a means of delivering materials to the cells, intercellular communication, and removal of metabolic waste.

Synonym: tissue fluid, interstitial fluid.
See also: extracellular fluid.

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Saliva question

Plus the water comes from the intercellular fluid actually, so you can not tell where the water came from. In theory most of the water would come from ...

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how are blood plasma, extracellular fluid and lymph related?

... molecule from the blood plasma, you would find in the blood, then in intercellular fluid, then in the lymph and then in the blood again

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... or if they are really really small they get their nutrients from the intercellular fluid..

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... exchange takes place -whole process begins again Lost -dissovled into intercellular fluid -exhaled -used by microbes -used by other processes --some incoperated into h20 -used ...

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