What is blood?

  • (noun): Temperament or disposition.
    Example: "A person of hot blood"
    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:

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
... of the 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 ... 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 ...
Panic Attack - Pathophysiology
... 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, dizziness, burning and lightheadedness ... a panic attack causes vasoconstriction resulting in slightly less blood flow to the head which causes dizziness and lightheadedness ...
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 ...
Kanun - Development
... supposed to 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 ... that try to mediate between feuding families and try to get them to "pardon the blood" (Albanian Falja e Gjakut), but often the only resort is for men of age ... The Albanian name for blood feud is Gjakmarrja ...

More definitions of "blood":

  • (noun): People viewed as members of a group.
    Example: "We need more young blood in this organization"
  • (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): The shedding of blood resulting in murder.
    Example: "He avenged the blood of his kinsmen"
    Synonyms: bloodshed, gore

Famous quotes containing the word blood:

    She will sing the song that pleaseth you,
    And on your eyelids crown the god of sleep,
    Charming your blood with pleasing heaviness.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Put on the whole armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
    Bible: New Testament, Ephesians 6:11-12.

    But since Thy loud-tongu’d Blood demands Supplies,
    More from BriareusHands, than Argus Eyes,
    I’ll tune Thy Elegies to Trumpet-sounds,
    And write Thy Epitaph in Blood and Wounds!
    —James Graham Marquess of Montrose (1612–1650)