Dictionary » B » Blood

Blood

Definition

noun

(1) The circulating fluid (plasma) and suspended formed elements, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in the vascular system of humans and other vertebrates.

(2) A functionally similar fluid flowing in the bodies of many animals (e.g. hemolymph in insects).


Supplement

In humans and other vertebrates, the blood is pumped through the body by the heart, and appears bright-red when hemoglobin is oxygenated. Its major functions include the following:


Word origin: Old English bl┼Źd, Proto-Germanic *blodam, of uncertain origin.

Compare: hemolymph

Related terms:


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Hypothetical question about vampires

... his teeth himself. They sharpen them either because they want to avoid the nerve endings deep within the tooth, or because it's convenient for blood sucking, or both.

See entire post
by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:53 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical question about vampires
Replies: 1
Views: 450

undeviating outlook counsel

... like to apprehend kurs na przewoz rzeczy invariable that getting fecund in and achieving accomplishment is not exclusively the decorum of blood, sweat blood and tears. Ive seen friends, stint colleagues and genus handle kurs na przewoz rzeczy i osob warszawa in courtesy of microscopic ...

See entire post
by Ficharemongyhre
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:27 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Detect influenza in saliva
Replies: 14
Views: 2059

drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... mechanism which ultimately lead to more acid production by parietal cells. Another possibility is that excess water is rapidly absorbed to the blood or passed to the small intestine.

See entire post
by josem
Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:06 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
Replies: 16
Views: 35763

Re: heart failure

... factors that can help increase your chance of developing the condition. Risk factors such as poor lifestyle habits such as smoking,overeating,high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a family history of heart disease are also high risk factors. Please visit a cardiologist in your home country ...

See entire post
by Narkata3
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:35 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: heart failure
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

rabies virus and tetanus bacteria

I don't see why couldn't tetanus bacteria survive in dog vaccinated against rabies. However, the virus would be probably eliminated by dog's blood cells.

See entire post
by JackBean
Tue May 13, 2014 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: rabies virus and tetanus bacteria
Replies: 5
Views: 1203
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 09:44, 13 September 2009. This page has been accessed 31,609 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link