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Under what circumstance will cellular fluid content which leak from ruptured cell be able to react and alter the chemicals in the interstitial fluid?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Happens every time: This is the norm. Thus, in almost all circumstances, no worries. A cell inside the body is surrounded by interstitial fluid. Therefore if that cell breaks, whatever comes out of the cell gets mixed with the surrounding interstitial fluid. It's like being on a boat in the middle of a lake. If the boat breaks in half, you will end up in the lake... and you infinitesimally alter the lake water.

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Last updated Mar 19, 2017

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