Definition of Blood plasma

1. Noun. The colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended.

Exact synonyms: Plasm, Plasma
Generic synonyms: Ecf, Extracellular Fluid
Terms within: Plasma Protein, Gamma Globulin, Human Gamma Globulin

Definition of Blood plasma

1. Noun. (hematology) The clear fluid portion of blood in which the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are suspended; forms serum upon clotting. ¹

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Medical Definition of Blood plasma

1. Acellular fluid in which blood cells are suspended. Serum obtained by defibrinating plasma (plasma derived serum) lacks platelet released factors and is less suitable to support the growth of cells in culture. (13 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blood Plasma

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blood plasma (current term)
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Literary usage of Blood plasma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"Proteins of the Blood-plasma.—The general properties and factions of proteins and the ... Serum-albumin urs in blood-plasma and blood-serum, in lymph, ..."

2. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1905)
"Blood (plasma and corpuscles) contains a great variety of substances, ... The constituents that may be present in normal blood-plasma are in part definitely ..."

3. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1898)
"... OF BLOOD-PLASMA. The blood of mammalia is a viscous liquid of alkaline reaction and yellowish colour, having the blood-corpuscles in suspension. ..."

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