What is blood?

  • (noun): A dissolute man in fashionable society.
    Synonyms: rake, profligate, rip, roue
    See also — Additional definitions below

Blood

Blood is a specialized bodily fluid in animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.

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Some articles on blood:

Trichinosis - Diagnosis - Laboratory Testing
... Blood tests and microscopy can be used to aid in the diagnosis of trichinosis ... Blood tests include a complete blood count for eosinophilia, creatine phosphokinase activity, and various immunoassays such as ELISA for larval antigens ...
Panic Attack - Pathophysiology
... the hyperventilation leads to a drop in carbon dioxide levels in the lungs and then in the blood ... This leads to shifts in blood pH (respiratory alkalosis or hypocapnia), which in turn can lead to many other symptoms, such as tingling or numbness ... vasoconstriction resulting in slightly less blood flow to the head which causes dizziness and lightheadedness ...
Kanun - Development
... be handled, which often in the past and sometimes still now lead to blood feuds that last until all the men of the two involved families are killed ... and try to get them to "pardon the blood" (Albanian Falja e Gjakut), but often the only resort is for men of age to stay in their homes, which are considered a safe refuge by the Kanuni, or flee the ... The Albanian name for blood feud is Gjakmarrja ...
Blood - Applications - In Genealogy and Family History
... The term blood is used in genealogical circles to refer to one's ancestry, origins, and ethnic background as in the word bloodline ... Other terms where blood is used in a family history sense are blue-blood, royal blood, mixed-blood and blood relative ...
Body Fluids In Art
... artist's head made entirely of his own blood The Home-Coming of Navel Strings, an installation by Noritoshi Hirakawa for the 2004 London Frieze Art Fair, which consisted of a young woman who read a novel ... However, there have been rarer uses of blood (and perhaps feces) for quite some time ... Pete Doherty has painted with blood, while Marcel Duchamp used semen in his Paysage fautif ("Faulty Landscape") of 1946 ...

More definitions of "blood":

  • (noun): People viewed as members of a group.
    Example: "We need more young blood in this organization"
  • (noun): The shedding of blood resulting in murder.
    Example: "He avenged the blood of his kinsmen"
    Synonyms: bloodshed, gore
  • (noun): The fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart.
    Example: "Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries waste products away"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
  • (verb): Smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill.
  • (noun): Temperament or disposition.
    Example: "A person of hot blood"

Famous quotes containing the word blood:

    A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards. More than that no man is entitled to, and less than that no man shall have.
    Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919)

    Her skin was white as leprosy,
    The nightmare Life-in-Death was she,
    Who thicks man’s blood with cold.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

    Datta: what have we given?
    My friend, blood shaking my heart
    The awful daring of a moment’s surrender
    Which an age of prudence can never retract
    By this, and this only, we have existed
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)