Definition of Hematocrit

1. Noun. The ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit.

Exact synonyms: Haematocrit, Packed Cell Volume
Generic synonyms: Ratio



2. Noun. A measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood.

Definition of Hematocrit

1. Noun. (medicine) The percentage (by volume) of packed red blood cells in a centrifuged sample of blood ¹

2. Noun. (medicine) A centrifuge used to analyze the relative amount of red blood cells and plasma in blood ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hematocrit

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Medical Definition of Hematocrit

1. Relative volume of blood occupied by erythrocytes. An average figure for humans is 45ml per cent, i.e. A packed red cell volume of 45ml in 100ml of blood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hematocrit

hematins
hematite
hematites
hematitic
hemato-
hematobiochemical
hematoblast
hematoblasts
hematocele
hematochemical
hematochezia
hematochrome
hematocoele
hematocolpometra
hematocolpos
hematocrit (current term)
hematocrits
hematocrya
hematocryal
hematocrystallin
hematocyst
hematocyte
hematocytes
hematocytopenia
hematocyturia
hematoencephalic
hematoencephalic barrier
hematogenesis
hematogenic
hematogenous

Literary usage of Hematocrit

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The venous x:rit decreased during the successive 6- iods, resulting in a significantly (P < ower hematocrit in pups 16.5 hr old sr those at 2.5 hr. ..."

2. A Text-book of Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods by Leonard Napoleon Boston (1905)
"This is accomplished by means of the hematocrit, which was first suggested by Blix, and has undergone several modifications; until the present instrument, ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry for Students of Medicine by John Harper Long (1909)
"THE hematocrit. OSMOTIC PRESSURE. In many of the phenomena of the body the osmotic pressure of dissolved substances plays an extremely important part. ..."

4. Medical Diagnosis: A Manual for Students and Practitioners by Charles Lyman Greene (1910)
"The tube should be close to the eye and the observer fully ten feet from the candle.t The hematocrit (Hedin-Daland).—This consists of a graduated capillary ..."

5. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"American Academy of Pediatrics—Hemoglobin or hematocrit should be measured ... Hemoglobin/hematocrit testing to screen for anemia can be accomplished by ..."

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