|Terms & Properties|
Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0005767
NCI Thesaurus Code: C12434 (see NCI Thesaurus info)
Semantic Type: Tissue
NCIt Definition: A liquid tissue; its major function is to transport oxygen throughout the body. It also supplies the tissues with nutrients, removes waste products, and contains various components of the immune system defending the body against infection. Several hormones also travel in the blood.
RADLEX Definition: The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (blood vessels). Whole blood includes plasma and blood cells. [MeSH]
Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts, and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Red blood cells deliver oxygen from your lungs to your tissues and organs. White blood cells fight infection and are part of your body's defense system. Platelets help blood to clot when you have a cut or wound. Bone marrow, the spongy material inside your bones, makes new blood cells. Blood cells constantly die and your body makes new ones. Red blood cells live about 120 days, and platelets live about 6 days. Some white blood cells live less than a day, but others live much longer.
FMA Definition: Portion of body substance which has as its parts plasma and blood cells.
CDISC Definition: A liquid tissue with the primary function of transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide. It supplies the tissues with nutrients, removes waste products, and contains various components of the immune system defending the body against infection.
NCI-GLOSS Definition: A tissue with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other substances suspended in fluid called plasma. Blood takes oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and carries away wastes.
CSP Definition: fluid that circulates through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins, carrying nutriment and oxygen to and waste from the body cells; it consists of plasma, containing microscopically visible formed elements of the blood; erythrocytes; leukocytes; and blood platelets.
MSH Definition: The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.
UWDA Definition: Body substance which consists of plasma and blood cells
MGED Definition: A biomaterial obtained as fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells and platelets.
Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
|Portion of blood|
|Reticuloendothelial System, Blood|
External Source Codes:
|NCI Thesaurus Code||C12434 (see NCI Thesaurus info)|
|AN||general only as a substance: prefer / blood with higher animals, substances & diseases: Manual 19.7+, 19.8.10; not for hemodynamics: Manual 23.28, 23.29; reinfusion = BLOOD TRANSFUSION, AUTOLOGOUS; venous blood: coordinate BLOOD + VEINS or specific vein but do not index here for routine blood samples; arterial blood: coordinate BLOOD + ARTERIES or specific artery but only if the arterial aspect is significant; "blood picture" = probably BLOOD CELLS or BLOOD CELL COUNT; "blood clot": physiol clot or clotting = BLOOD COAGULATION, pathologic clot or clotting = THROMBOSIS or EMBOLISM||MSH|
|AQL||DE DG IM ME MI PS RE VI||MSH|
|AUTHORITY||Terminologia Anatomica 1998||FMA|
|CX||consider also terms at HEM-||MSH|
|DATE_LAST_MODIFIED||Jul 30 1996 2:20:16:643PM||FMA|
|EC||analysis:Blood Chemical Analysis||MSH|
|EC||chemistry:Blood Chemical Analysis||MSH|
|EC||physiology:Blood Physiological Phenomena||MSH|
|MP_PRIMARY_INSTITUTE_URL||National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/||MEDLINEPLUS|
Additional Concept Data: (none)