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the condition of equilibrium (balance) in the body's internal environment due to the ceaseless interplay of the body's many regulatory processes
body fluids
dilute, watery solutions containing dissolved chemicals that are found inside cells as well as surrounding them
intracellular fluid
the fluid within the cells -ICF
extracellular fluid
the fluid outside body cells - ECF
interstitial fluid
the ECF that fills the narrow spaces between cells of tissues
blood plasma
ECF within blood vessels
ECF within lymphatic vessels
cerebrospinal fluid
ECF in and around the brain and spinal cord
synovial fluid
ECF in joints
aqueous humor/vitreous body
ECF of the eye
internal environment
interstitial fluid--it surrounds all body cells; composition changes as substances move back & forth between it & blood plasma