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Introduction: Blood

The blood contains fluid (plasma) with numerous cells. There are red blood cells that transport oxygen from the lungs to body cells. White blood cells include many involved in the immune system, such as T-cells and B-cells. Platelets are blood cells involved in clotting.

Descriptions of Blood

Blood: 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.
Source: National Institute of Health

Blood : 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.
Source: CRISP

Article Excerpts about Blood

Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the body's cells, and carries waste materials away. Blood also carries hormones, which control body processes, and antibodies, to fight invading germs. The heart is the pump that keeps this transport system moving. Together, the blood, heart, and blood vessels form the circulatory system.

Summary Information: Blood

Blood: Circulating fluid carrying food and oxygen around the body.

Condition count: 59 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: red blood cells (6), white blood cells (5), plasma, platelets (3)

Organ types: Circulatory system (151)

Related organs: blood vessels (57), artery (22), vein (7), heart (55), circulatory system (151), blood pressure (5), red blood cells (6), white blood cells (5), plasma, platelets (3)

Main condition: blood conditions

Organs: list of all organs

Blood: Related Topics

Diseases List for Blood:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Blood' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:

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