Interstitial Fluid: Definition, Pressure & Composition


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The fluid compartment that lies outside the cell, specifically bathing the space outside the blood vessels, is called what?

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1. The most common types of electrolytes found in interstitial fluid include which two of the following?

2. Water moves across a semi-permeable cell membrane by which one of the following processes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of what interstitial fluid consists of and functions that impact the pressure and stability of this substance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The term used for the fluid compartment found outside the cell
  • In which compartment hydrostatic pressure begins
  • The main factor in plasma colloid osmotic pressure

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding fluid compartments in the body and how water moves between them
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as plasma colloid osmotic pressure
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as interstitial

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Interstitial Fluid: Definition, Pressure & Composition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the two main fluid compartments found in the body
  • Name the two areas of the extracellular compartment
  • Describe what interstitial fluid is composed of
  • Relate the process by which water moves between the compartments
  • Discuss the process by which water moves in and out of a cell
  • Provide an illustration showing the process of osmosis
  • Detail the two pressure forces occurring within the extracellular compartment