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fluid,

any substance that is able to flow. Of the four states of matterstates of matter,
forms of matter differing in several properties because of differences in the motions and forces of the molecules (or atoms, ions, or elementary particles) of which they are composed.
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, only a solidsolid,
one of the three commonly recognized states in which matter occurs, i.e., that state, as distinguished from liquid and gas, in which a substance has both a definite shape and a definite volume.
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 is not a fluid, since it has a definite shape that is not readily changed. Any liquidliquid,
one of the three commonly recognized states in which matter occurs, i.e., that state, as distinguished from solid and gas, in which a substance has a definite volume but no definite shape.
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, gasgas,
in physics, one of the three commonly recognized states of matter, the other two being solid and liquid. A substance in the gaseous state has neither definite shape nor definite volume. Like liquids, gases are fluids and assume the shape of their containers.
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, or plasmaplasma,
in physics, fully ionized gas of low density, containing approximately equal numbers of positive and negative ions (see electron and ion). It is electrically conductive and is affected by magnetic fields.
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 is classed as a fluid.

fluid

[′flü·əd]
(physics)
An aggregate of matter in which the molecules are able to flow past each other without limit and without fracture planes forming.

fluid

1. a substance, such as a liquid or gas, that can flow, has no fixed shape, and offers little resistance to an external stress
2. capable of flowing and easily changing shape
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Furthermore, after periodontal therapy, there was a significant increase in IL-10 levels in the gingival crevicular fluid to levels similar to those of periodontally healthy patients.
Gustafsson, "Decreased interleukin-1[beta] and elastase in the gingival crevicular fluid of individuals undergoing anti-inflammatory treatment for rheumatoid arthritis," Journal of Periodontology, vol.
Tetracycline inhibition and the cellular source of collagenase in gingival crevicular fluid in different periodontal diseases: a review article.
Gingival status, crevicular fluid tissue-type plasminogen activator, plasminogen activator inhibitor-2 levels in pregnancy versus post-partum.
Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge this is the first study to examine the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase in the gingiva and gingival crevicular fluid in patients with sickle cell disease.
A baseline examination was performed in which the Silness and Loe Plaque Index (PI), the Muhlemann and Son Sulcus Bleeding Index (SBI), and the amount of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were recorded using the Periotron 6,000 on teeth 16, 12, 24, 36, 32, and 44.
Crevicular fluid myelo peroxidase, at healthy, gingivitis and periodentitis sites.
The level of cathepsin B in gingival crevicular fluid during human orthodontic tooth movement.
Periodontal pocket provides a natural reservoir bathed by gingival crevicular fluid that is easily accessible for the insertion of a delivery device.
Much of the research is centered on detection of gum disease from a patient's saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (the fluid between the tooth and gum).
Oral fluid is a combination of saliva, gingival crevicular fluid (mucosal transudate), and small amounts of other components.
IL-1 in gingival crevicular fluid following closed root planing and papillary flap debridement.