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Meaning of ECF

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid; "the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"

ECF is a 3 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: extracellular fluid
 See Also: bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, interstitial fluid, liquid body substance, plasm, plasma



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: ECF is the abbreviation often used to indicate extracellular fluid. It is the volume of body fluid exclusive of that in the cells (intracellular fluid, ICF). Therefore ECF includes fluid in the blood vessels, and in the interstitial space (the space between cells). About 20 percent of body weight is ECF: 5 percent is plasma, and 15 percent is interstitial fluid.