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Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the tendency not to stray from the range of favorable or ideal internal conditions. Such conditions must be... Read More

Plasma

Definition noun (1) Fluid through which cellular components of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid are suspended (2)... Read More

Plasma volume

Definition noun The total volume of the blood plasma in the circulatory system Supplement The blood is comprised of plasma... Read More

Plasma membrane

Do all cells have a plasma (or cell) membrane? Yes, all cells have a biological membrane that separates the protoplasm from... Read More

Turning blood into universal “friendlier” type

One of the crucial needs that arise during or after a devastating natural disaster is the availability of the "universal"... Read More

Erythrocyte

Definition noun, plural: erythrocytes A blood cell with hemoglobin-rich cytoplasm and whose main function is to transport... Read More

Building a hand-held lab-on-a-chip to simplify blood tests

A cell phone-sized blood-count machine requiring less blood than a mosquito bite will make blood tests easier for many... Read More

The Many Facets of SDF-1alpha CXCR4 Agonists and Antagonists on Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells

K. Imai, M. Kobayashi, and J. Wang, et al., “Selective secretion of chemoattractants for haemopoietic progenitor cells by... Read More

Scientists Discover First Bacterial Enzyme That Activates Blood-Clotting — Links Gum Health And Heart Disease In Humans

ATHENS, Ga. -- Scientists at the University of Georgia have discovered that an enzyme in a common bacterium is capable of... Read More

White blood cell

Definition noun, plural: white blood cells Any of the nucleated blood cells that lack hemoglobin, with a primary role in the... Read More

Red blood cell

Definition noun, plural: red blood cells The blood cell containing hemoglobin and functions primarily to transport... Read More

Myocardium

Myocardium Definition What is the myocardium of the heart?  It is the muscular middle layer of the heart that is... Read More

Blood cell

Definition noun, plural: blood cells Any of the cells in blood, i.e. a red blood cell (erythrocyte) or a white blood cell... Read More

Key enzyme responsible for fat development discovered

A little-studied enzyme has been discovered to play a crucial role in adding fat to the body, scientists at the University... Read More

Serum

Definition noun, plural: sera, serums (1) The clear portion of any bodily fluid (2) Blood serum: the clear liquid devoid of... Read More

Interstitial fluid

Definition noun The fluid found in the intercellular spaces composed of water, amino acids, sugars, fatty acids,... Read More

Simple squamous epithelium

Simple Squamous Epithelium Definition Simple squamous epithelium, also known as simple squamous epithelial tissue or... Read More

Improved method of plasma 8-Isoprostane measurement and association analyses with habitual drinking and smoking

We have developed a simple and accurate method for quantifying plasma 8-isoprostane by employing a combination of two-step... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Smooth muscle

The smooth muscle can be described as a type of muscle in the human body that is non-striated and involuntary in action.... Read More

Extracellular fluid

Definition noun The body fluid outside the cell composed of blood plasma, interstitial fluid, lymph and transcellular... Read More

Novel laboratory model reveals clues to how blood starts clotting

Approach has potential to reveal mechanisms behind variety of reactions within the bodyResearchers at the University of... Read More

Prothrombin

Definition noun A blood clotting factor that when activated converts into thrombin (factor IIa), which in turn activates... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Redesigned protein accelerates blood clotting

Study holds hope for next generation hemophilia treatment Researchers have doubled the potency of a protein that drives... Read More

Glucose

Glucose occurs naturally and is ubiquitous. It is one of the three most common monosaccharides; the other two are fructose... Read More

The emerging neurobiology of cholesterol

Mike A Simmonds Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, 29/39 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AX UK, email:... Read More

Agglutinin

Definition noun, plural: agglutinins Any substance, usually of biological origin, that causes agglutination or clumping... Read More

Leukocyte

Definition noun, plural: leukocytes Any of the nucleated blood cells that lack hemoglobin, and whose main function involves... Read More

Fibrinogen

Definition noun, plural: fibrinogens A soluble rod-shaped plasma glycoprotein (340 kd, 46 nm long) consisting of six peptide... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition The word Hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning “excess” and 'osmos',... Read More

Plasma proteins

Plasma proteins Dissolved proteins (more than 100) of blood Plasma, mainly albumins and globulins (normally 6 to 8 g/100... Read More

Defective Awakening Response to Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

RESEARCH ARTICLE Defective Awakening Response to Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Bernd... Read More