Vitreous is a transparent substance that is around 99 percent water. Gel-like fluids inside the eye help it maintain its shape, which plays an important role in overall eye health. These substances are called the vitreous humor and aqueous humor. Vitreous is a transparent substance that is around 99 percent water.
Body fluids are liquids originating from inside the bodies of living humans. They include fluids that are excreted or secreted from the body. Human blood, body fluids, and other body tissues are widely recognised as vehicles for the transmission of human disease.
Plasma is the often forgotten component of blood. White blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets are essential to body function, but plasma also plays a crucial, and mostly unrecognized, job. It carries these blood components throughout the body as the fluid in which they travel.
In physiology, the term serous fluid or serosal fluid (originating from the Medieval Latin word serosus, from Latin serum) is any of various body fluids resembling serum, that are typically pale yellow and transparent and of a benign nature. The fluid fills the inside of body cavities.
The first evidence that HIV could be transmitted via breast milk was a case report of the child of a previously HIV-negative woman who was delivered by Caesarean section. Because of blood loss from the operation, the mother was given a blood transfusion after the delivery. The baby was breastfed for six weeks.
The most common body fluid specimens received in the laboratory are cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial fluids (together known as serous fluids); and synovial fluids. Under normal circumstances, the only fluid that is present in an amount large enough to sample is CSF.