Exudate and Transudate

Exudate

An exudate is any fluid that filters from the circulatory system into lesions or areas of inflammation.

exudate n : a substance that oozes out from animal or plant pores [syn: {exudation}] v : release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores" [syn: {exude}, {transude}, {ooze out}, {ooze}]

Exudate \Ex*u"date\, n. A product of exudation; an exuded substance. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Exudate \Ex*u"date\, v. t. & i. [See {Exude}.] To exude. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

Transudate

Transudate is extravascular fluid with low protein content and a low specific gravity (< 1.012). It has low nucleated cell counts (less than 500 to 1000 /microlit) and the primary cell types are mononuclear cells: macrophages, lymphocytes and mesothelia cells.

transudate n : a substance that transudes [syn: {transudation}]

Data Sources:

  • exudate: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • exudate: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • exudate: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • transudate: WordNet (r) 2.0

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