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noun, plural: transudates

A fluid passing through pores or interstices, and accumulating in tissue


Transudates are extruded usually as a result of venous and capillary pressure. They accumulate in tissues and cause edema.

Both transudate and exudate are fluid escaping from the circulatory system. They may have similar components but transudates have less protein content, lower specific gravity, and low nucleated cell counts than exudates.

Word origin: Latin transūdāre [trans- (across) + sūdāre (to sweat)]


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