Blood vessels contain one of the body’s three fluid compartments. Is the fluid contained within called plasma, intracellular fluid, interstitial fluid, or cytoplasm?

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Feb 26, 2016



The fluid compartment of the body

Our body is about 60% water. Of this, 40% is inside cell, called Intracellular Fluid and the remaining 20% is Extracellular Fluid (fluid outside cell).

This extracellular fluid has two compartments : Interstitial fluid and Plasma. Plasma stays inside blood vessels. It is about 20% of the extracellular fluid.