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blood plasma

n.
The pale yellow or gray-yellow, protein-containing fluid portion of the blood in which the blood cells and platelets are normally suspended.

blood plasma

n
1. (Physiology) the pale yellow fluid portion of the blood; blood from which red and white blood cells and platelets have been removed
2. (Physiology) a sterilized preparation of this fluid for use in transfusions

blood′ plas`ma


n.
the liquid portion of vertebrate blood.
[1905–10]

blood plasma

The clear, liquid part of the blood, composed mainly of water and proteins, in which the blood cells are suspended. The blood plasma of mammals also contains platelets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blood plasma - the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspendedblood plasma - 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
ECF, extracellular fluid - liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid; "the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"
plasma protein - any of the proteins in blood plasma
gamma globulin, human gamma globulin - a plasma protein containing the immunoglobulins that are responsible for immune responses
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For the isolation of plasma, blood was centrifuged at 3000 rpm for 20 min to estimate enzymes activities and biochemical components.
The pH of human plasma, blood, and Intralipid was determined using a clinical blood gas analysis machine as 7.2, 7.0, and 6.0, respectively.
AOSS Medical Supply is a leading private medical supplier to the plasma, blood bank, hemodialysis, laboratory, EMS, hospital, private physician/surgical and long-term care, physical/occupational healthcare market segments.
Goat anti-rat 680LT (Li-Cor), goat anti-rat 800CW, plasma, blood, and indicated combinations were diluted in 1 X PBS (8 mmol/L [Na.sub.2]HP[O.sub.4] x 2[H.sub.2]O, 1.5 mmol/L K[H.sub.2]P[O.sub.4], 137 mmol/L NaCl, 3 mmol/L KCl) (Life Technologies), and 0.8 [micro]L of each mixture was spotted on nitrocellulose membrane HF240 (Millipore).

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