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Plasma

Name: Plasma
Description: Plasma is the fluid (noncellular) portion of the circulating blood, as distinguished from the serum that is the fluid portion of the blood obtained by removal of the fibrin clot and blood cells after coagulation. (NCI Thesaurus)


Blood plasma is the straw-colored liquid component of blood in which the blood cells in whole blood are normally suspended. It makes up about 55% of the total blood volume. It is the intravascular fluid part of extracellular fluid (all body fluid outside of cells). It is mostly water (93% by volume) and contains dissolved proteins, glucose, clotting factors, mineral ions, hormones and carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation). Plasma also serves as the protein reserve of the human body. It plays a vital role in intravascular osmotic effect that keeps electrolyte in balance form and protects the body from infection and other blood disorders.(Wikipedia)
Synonym(s): Blood plasma
Super-category: Blood
URL: http://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#Plasma
*Id: nlx_144289
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CommentUmls Cui=C0032105
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationhttp://ncicb.nci.nih.gov/xml/owl/EVS/Thesaurus.owl#Plasma  +
DefinitionPlasma is the fluid (noncellular) portion Plasma is the fluid (noncellular) portion of the circulating blood, as distinguished from the serum that is the fluid portion of the blood obtained by removal of the fibrin clot and blood cells after coagulation. (NCI Thesaurus)


Blood plasma is the straw-colored liquid component of blood in which the blood cells in whole blood are normally suspended. It makes up about 55% of the total blood volume. It is the intravascular fluid part of extracellular fluid (all body fluid outside of cells). It is mostly water (93% by volume) and contains dissolved proteins, glucose, clotting factors, mineral ions, hormones and carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation). Plasma also serves as the protein reserve of the human body. It plays a vital role in intravascular osmotic effect that keeps electrolyte in balance form and protects the body from infection and other blood disorders.(Wikipedia)
tion and other blood disorders.(Wikipedia)
Idnlx_144289  +
LabelPlasma  +
ModifiedDate22 March 2012  +
SuperCategoryBlood  +
SynonymBlood plasma  +