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Plasma

Synonym(s)

  • blood plasma

Definition(s)

Body substance in liquid state contained in the lumen of arterial and venous trees, blood capillary and the cardiac chambers; constitutes the liquid phase of blood.

Definition from: FMA via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

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.

Definition from: NCI via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid.

Definition from: CHV via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 27, 2015