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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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In our small sample (n = 9), follicular fluid and serum show opposite patterns of accumulation for PCB-153 and PCB-180.
In addition, at the time of ovulation in vivo, oocytes are expelled together with the follicular fluid which contains high concentration of FF-MAS (Byskov et al.
During oocytes aspiration in the human IVF programs, human follicular fluids (hFF) were collected from the preovulatory follicles of the patients.
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lipid composition of follicular fluid differs from those of blood plasma (53) so that the effects of dietary fat on oocytes microenvironment need to be further explored.
Browne, Bloom collected the follicular fluid from two ovarian follicles in each of 171 women undergoing in vitro fertilization for treatment of infertility at UCSF.
The major difference of our approach compared with previous assays is that we used in vitro cultured cumulus cells as the chemoattractant source instead of follicular fluid or progesterone-containing medium.
2005)) on nutrient concentrations in murine follicular fluid have reported that taurine, glycine, alanine, glutamine and glutamate were the major amino acids detected and their concentrations differed in the follicular fluid, oviductal fluid and uterine fluid.
The researchers found that 21 of the samples had bacteria in the follicular fluid.
But what is even more important is that one group of autoantibodies, the phospholipids, appears to be concentrated in the follicular fluid in autoantibody-positive patients.
The serum AMH level has a close correlation with oocyte and embryo quality and blastocyst formation rate in IVF/ICSI cycles; however, live birth rate and clinical pregnancy rate have only correlation with AMH concentration in follicular fluid.

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