whole blood


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whole blood

n.
Blood drawn from the body from which no constituent, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed.

whole blood

n
(Medicine) blood obtained from a donor for transfusion from which none of the elements has been removed

whole′ blood′


n.
blood for transfusion that has not been separated into its components.
[1400–50]
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Noun1.whole blood - blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant; "whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions"
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
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cried Nicholas, clenching his fist and suddenly changing his tone and manner, 'it sets my whole blood on fire again.
As for me, who am of the whole blood of the whites, it is befitting that I should die as becomes my color, with no words of scoffing in my mouth, and without bitterness at the heart
The whole blood bags are intended for drawing blood from patients with a fully automated production of the whole blood.
However, no studies have been performed to validate the stability of reference genes in samples of porcine whole blood and PBMC in response to poly I:C stimulation.
Blood samples were obtained via antecubital venipuncture at baseline, 6 and 18 weeks for hematology, including Hb, Hct, FBN, total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), total plasma testosterone and whole blood viscosity.
Minor cannabinoids (CBD, CBN, and THC-glucuronide) were not detected in all participants' whole blood or plasma after cannabis smoking; when they were detected, however, maximum whole blood (plasma) concentrations were 2.
While ways of separating whole blood into its constituent cell types do exist, these methods are too tedious, time-consuming and costly for routine clinical diagnostics and, for similar reasons, pose a challenge for research on large groups of subjects.
The results demonstrate that the current national opinion regarding the benefits of fresh whole blood is incorrect," said Daniel Stromber, assistant professor of pediatrics and the study's senior author.
Then 300 ml of whole blood was drawn from each pig via a jugular venous, cutdown with a large-bore needle.
Alford reported at a CDC meeting last fall that the product can inactivate West Nile virus in whole blood.
The Red Cross limits whole blood donations from any one donor to six times a year.