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  Blood for PC - Blood PC Game - Blood Computer Game
Blood for PC - Blood PC Game - Blood Computer Game
It's derivative, it's violent, and definitely tasteless at times - but it's almost always fun.
Though the tabloid alien-abduction plot feels a bit dated, there's more than enough splatter and gags to compensate.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/blood/index.html   (191 words)

  
  Blood
Blood is essential for good health because the body depends on a steady supply of fuel and oxygen to reach its billions of cells.
Blood also carries carbon dioxide and other waste materials to the lungs, kidneys, and digestive system; from there they are removed from the body.
Diseases of the blood that commonly affect young people can involve any or all of the three types of blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets) or the proteins and chemicals in the plasma that are responsible for clotting.
kidshealth.org /teen/your_body/body_basics/blood.html   (1922 words)

  
  Blood - MSN Encarta
Blood carries oxygen from the lungs to all the other tissues in the body and, in turn, carries waste products, predominantly carbon dioxide, back to the lungs where they are released into the air.
The blood is more than a pipeline for nutrients and information; it is also responsible for the activities of the immune system, helping fend off infection and fight disease.
Blood is vital to maintaining a stable body temperature; in humans, body temperature normally fluctuates within a degree of 37.0° C (98.6° F).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578429/Blood.html   (864 words)

  
  Blood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blood is a circulating tissue composed of fluid plasma and cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets).
Blood cells are degraded by the spleen and the Kupffer cells in the liver.
Infection of the blood is bacteremia or sepsis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood   (2337 words)

  
 Human Blood
Blood is the fluid of life, transporting oxygen from the lungs to body tissue and carbon dioxide from body tissue to the lungs.
Blood is the fluid of growth, transporting nourishment from digestion and hormones from glands throughout the body.
Blood is the fluid of health, transporting disease fighting substances to the tissue and waste to the kidneys.
sln.fi.edu /biosci/blood/blood.html   (285 words)

  
 Blood type - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blood bank technicians usually check for agglutination with a microscope, and if it occurs, that particular donor's blood cannot be transfused to that particular recipient.
Blood transfusion is a potentially risky medical procedure and it is vital that all blood specimens are correctly identified, so in cross-matching labeling is standardized using a barcode system known as ISBT 128.
Blood types have applications in forensic science and in paternity testing; however, they are being replaced by DNA studies which provide greater certitude.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Blood_type   (2473 words)

  
 Blood Glucose
Insulin is produced in the pancreas and released into the blood when the amount of glucose in the blood rises.
A test to measure blood levels of a protein called C-peptide may be done along with a blood glucose test to determine the cause of hypoglycemia.
A home blood sugar test is the most common way to check 2-hour postprandial blood sugar levels.
diabetes.webmd.com /Blood-Glucose   (788 words)

  
 WSBTV.com - Health Encyclopedia - All About Blood Glucose Monitoring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Blood glucose monitoring is a measurement of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
The finger is pricked and a drop of blood is put on a special strip, which uses a chemical substance to determine the amount of glucose in the blood.
The test allows the person with diabetes to carefully monitor blood glucose levels, to assure that they are within the normal range.
www.wsbtv.com /encyclopedia/6864467/detail.html   (596 words)

  
 Bloods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although the United Blood Nation (UBN) was born in the prison system, as members were paroled to the streets, they formed street gangs on the East Coast under the same name, while emulating the Los Angeles Blood lifestyle.
A Blood gang member in Springville, Utah may be very active in the gangster lifestyle, yet will have no connection to Blood gangs in the West or East Coast.
Bloods will align themselves with other gangs to engage in criminal activity, including their rivals the Crips, although most alliances quickly fade away.
www.knowgangs.com /gang_resources/bloods/bloods_001.htm   (545 words)

  
 Blood Donation
Blood donation is the process of giving blood to be used for blood transfusions.
Blood donation is extremely important because it is the only way to maintain sufficient blood supplies for medical treatment.
Donated blood can also be broken down into blood components, which include red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, immunoglobulins, or fresh frozen plasma, which is the liquid part of the blood.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/b/blooddonation.htm   (846 words)

  
 What Is High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force in the arteries when the heart beats (systolic pressure) and when the heart is at rest (diastolic pressure).
High blood pressure (or hypertension) is defined in an adult as a blood pressure greater than or equal to 140 mm Hg systolic pressure or greater than or equal to 90 mm Hg diastolic pressure.
High blood pressure directly increases the risk of coronary heart disease (which leads to heart attack) and stroke, especially when it's present with other risk factors.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=2112   (237 words)

  
 Blood
Blood also carries carbon dioxide and other waste materials to the lungs, kidneys, and digestive system; from there they are removed from the body.
These blood cells are mostly manufactured in the bone marrow (the soft tissue inside our bones), especially in the bone marrow of the vertebrae (the bones that make up the spine), ribs, pelvis, skull, and sternum (breastbone).
Diseases of the blood that commonly affect young people can involve any or all of the three types of blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets) or the proteins and chemicals in the plasma that are responsible for clotting.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/your_body/body_basics/blood.html   (1922 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How Blood Works"
But blood is the most commonly tested part of the body, and it is truly the river of life.
Blood is a mixture of two components: cells and plasma.
Approximately 2.75 to 3 liters of blood is plasma and the rest is the cellular portion.
health.howstuffworks.com /blood.htm   (462 words)

  
 Blood
If an inadequate amount of blood was obtained (less than 5 cc), and repeat phlebotomy cannot be performed; all blood should be preferentially inoculated in the aerobic culture bottle (or Resin bottle if on antibiotics).
Blood culture bottles must be upright during the procedure (do not let the media come in contact with the needle, i.e., do not hold bottle upside down).
Use one Mycobacterial blood culture bottle (BD Bactec Myco/F Lytic culture bottle), because the media is unstable, bottles must be obtained from the Mycobacteriology (AFB) Lab (Meyer B1-124, 5-6470) on dayshift and the Microbiology Lab (5-6510) during evening hours.
www.hopkinsmedicine.org /microbiology/specimen/blood.html   (1468 words)

  
 The Blood Cells
The density of the leukocytes in the blood is 5000-7000 /mm
As the blood of vertebrates is the fruit of a long evolution, as you descend the evolutionary ladder, you will see simpler types of blood, but you will also find a continuity which will help you to understand the blood of different animals.
While in the invertebrates, the blood, called hemolymph, wet the organs and only in a part flows inside vessels, in the vertebrates blood flows in a vascular system which is entirely contained by walls and the cells are wetted by lymph instead.
www.funsci.com /fun3_en/blood/blood.htm   (3795 words)

  
 Blue Histology - Blood
Blood is sometimes considered to be a fluid connective tissue because of the mesenchymal origin of its cells and a low ratio of cells to liquid intercellular substance, the blood plasma.
Blood coagulation is a fairly complex process, which involves a large number of other proteins and messenger substances.
From the 6th month, and dominating from the 7th month onwards, the formation of blood cells occurs in bone marrow, which is the major site of formation blood cells in normal adult humans.
www.lab.anhb.uwa.edu.au /mb140/CorePages/Blood/blood.htm   (3645 words)

  
 Blood
These three types of blood cells are mostly manufactured in the bone marrow (the soft tissue inside our bones), especially in the bone marrow of the vertebrae (the bones that make up the spine), ribs, pelvis, skull, and sternum (breastbone).
When a person has an infection, his or her white cell count (the number of cells in a given amount of blood) often is higher than when he or she is well because more white blood cells are being produced or are entering the bloodstream to battle the infection.
Blood also carries carbon dioxide and other waste materials to the lungs, kidneys, and digestive system, from where they are removed from the body.
kidshealth.org /parent/general/body_basics/blood.html   (2192 words)

  
 Blood Glucose
Insulin is produced in the pancreas and released into the blood when the amount of glucose in the blood rises.
A test to measure blood levels of a protein called C-peptide may be done along with a blood glucose test to determine the cause of hypoglycemia.
A home blood sugar test is the most common way to check 2-hour postprandial blood sugar levels.
www.webmd.com /hw/diabetes_1_2/hw8252.asp   (1455 words)

  
 Blood Groups, Blood Typing and Blood Transfusions
If you belong to the blood group 0 (null), you have neither A or B antigens on the surface of your red blood cells but you have both A and B antibodies in your blood plasma.
The B antibodies in the A+ blood bind the antigens in the B+ blood and agglutination occurs.
The agglutination indicates that the blood has reacted with a certain antibody and therefore is not compatible with blood containing that kind of antibody.
nobelprize.org /educational_games/medicine/landsteiner/readmore.html   (1163 words)

  
 Blood tests
Blood is made up of several different kinds of cells and other compounds, including various salts and certain proteins.
Blood samples for testing can be taken either from a vein (which carries blood to the heart) or from an artery (which takes blood away from the heart).
A blood smear is a film of blood placed on a slide to allow doctors to look at the individual cells under a microscope.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /health_advice/examinations/bloodsamples.htm   (1366 words)

  
 Blood - Morbid Grindcore
The German grind machine continues its onslaught of mythologically symbolic but apocalyptically earthy conflict in which the icons of modern time are turned into the fears of a nightmare and hallucination through the power of elemental music with chortling blast of rapid blasts of distorted chord.
In the "Depraved Goddess" incarnation of this process, Blood fill out the broader form they carved for themselves on "Christbait," and the result is a highly listenable but still disturbed version of this sonic commando unit.
The return of greater obscurity to the music of Blood takes place on this standard production album with a penchant for tightening songs around rhythms, but an equal ability to allow some of its more ambitious moments to dissipate in its quest for the ongoing growth of the nightmare grind album.
www.anus.com /metal/blood.html   (1049 words)

  
 Blood
Red blood cells are responsible for the transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
When blood vessels are cut or damaged, the loss of blood from the system must be stopped before shock and possible death occur.
After blood is withdrawn from a vein and allowed to clot, the clot slowly shrinks.
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/B/Blood.html   (2290 words)

  
 FDA/CBER - Blood
While a blood supply with zero risk of transmitting infectious disease may not be possible, the blood supply is safer than it has ever been.
Blood donors are now asked specific and very direct questions about risk factors that could indicate possible infection with a transmissible disease.
Blood establishments are now held to quality standards comparable to those expected of pharmaceutical manufacturers.
www.fda.gov /cber/blood.htm   (573 words)

  
 Blood Information on Healthline
Blood is a liquid connective tissue that performs many functions in the body, including transport of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, waste products, and hormones; clotting; and defense against microorganisms.
When a blood sample is placed in a test tube and spun rapidly (a process called centrifugation), the heavier blood cells sink to the bottom of the test tube, while the straw-colored plasma floats on top.
Men have more blood than women, due to the presence of higher levels of testosterone, a hormone that regulates sex characteristics and function and also stimulates red blood cell formation.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/blood   (696 words)

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