Meaning of the term "Third spacing"

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    Abdul Rahman
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    Third spacing is a condition where there is collection of large amount of extracellular fluid, but why is it called third spacing, and not something like second spacing?

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    Rohit Patel
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    I don’t know about first or second space, but third space means the INTER-cellular space or extracellular matrix part. So third spacing gives the meaningn of adding into the extracellular matrix, in this case water is added .

     

     

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