blood plasma fraction
any of numerous, minute, protoplasmic bodies in mammalian blood that aid in coagulation.
invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia. Historical Examples Hilda Wade Grant Allen Margarita’s Soul Ingraham Lovell A Guide to Health Mahatma Gandhi Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson The Cruise of the Snark Jack London Southern Arabia Theodore Bent Lady Connie Mrs. Humphry […]
the pressure of the blood against the inner walls of the blood vessels, varying in different parts of the body during different phases of contraction of the heart and under different conditions of health, exertion, etc. Abbreviation: BP. Historical Examples A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various The Mother and Her […]
a diagnostic test that determines the exact numbers of each type of blood cell in a fixed quantity of blood. Abbreviation: CBC. complete blood count (kəm-plēt’) A count performed as a diagnostic laboratory test, indicating the red blood cell count and the white blood cell count in one microliter of whole blood and other quantitative […]