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fluid therapy

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Fluid replacement.

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fluid volume, deficient [isotonic]

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Decreased intravascular, interstitial and/or intracellular fluid. This refers to dehydration, water loss alone without change in sodium. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.

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fluid volume, deficient [hyper/hypotonic]

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Decreased intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid. This refers to dehydration with changes in sodium. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.

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fluid volume, excess

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Increased isotonic fluid retention. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.

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fluid volume, risk for deficient

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Vulnerable to experiencing decreased intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid volumes, which may compromise health. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.

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fluid volume, risk for imbalanced

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Vulnerable to a decrease, increase, or rapid shift from one to the other of intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid, which may compromise health. This refers to the body fluid loss, gain, or both. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.

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fluke

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(flook) [Old Englishflōc, flatfish] A parasitic worm belonging to the class Trematoda, phylum Platyhelminthes. Those parasitic in humans belong to the order Digenea. Most flukes have complex life cycles including asexual reproductive forms that live in a mollusc (snail or bivalve). Stages of a typical fluke include adult, egg, miracidium, sporocyst, redia, cercaria, and metacercaria. SEE: Platyhelminthes; Trematoda.

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blood f. A fluke of the genus Schistosoma, including S. haematobium, S. mansoni, and S. japonicum. The flukes cause schistosomiasis. Adults live principally in the mesenteric and pelvic veins.

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intestinal f. Any of several species of flukes infesting the human intestine, including Gastrodiscoides hominis, Fasciolopsis buski, Heterophyes heterophyes, and Metagonimus yokogawai.

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liver f. Any of several species of fluke infesting the liver and bile ducts. Those infesting humans include Clonorchis sinensis, Fasciola hepatica, Dicrocoelium dendriticum, Metorchis conjunctus, and Opisthorchis felineus. Adult liver flukes infest biliary and pancreatic ducts. The eggs pass from the body with the feces and continue their development in snails of the subfamily Buliminae (family Hydrobiidae). Cercariae emerge and infest numerous species of freshwater fishes in which they encyst. Infestation results from eating raw fish containing encysted metacercariae. SYN: lancet fluke.

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lung f. A fluke that infests lung tissue. Only one species, Paragonimus westermani, is common in humans. SEE: Paragonimus westermani.

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flumina pilorum

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(floo′mĭ-nă pī-lō′rŭm) [L., rivers of hair] 1. The curved lines along which the hairs of the body are arranged, esp. in the fetus. 2. Hairs lying in the same direction.

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FluMist

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Influenza vaccine, live, intranasal.

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fluor-, fluoro-, fluo-

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[L. fluor, flowing, a flow] 1. A prefix used in chemistry for fluorine, fluoride 2. A prefix meaning fluorescence.

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fluorapatite, fluoroapatite

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