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Blood

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A liquid tissue; its major function is to transport oxygen throughout the body. It also supplies the tissues with nutrients, removes waste products, and contains various components of the immune system defending the body against infection. Several hormones also travel in the blood. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: Reticuloendothelial System, Blood, Peripheral Blood, peripheral blood, blood, Blood, Whole Blood, BLOOD

Term info

Subsets

NCIT_C78734, NCIT_C74456, NCIT_C66830, NCIT_C61410, oncotree_slim, NCIT_C77526, NCIT_C116977, NCIT_C142799

ALT DEFINITION

A tissue with red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and other substances suspended in fluid called plasma. Blood takes oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and carries away wastes., A liquid tissue with the primary function of transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide. It supplies the tissues with nutrients, removes waste products, and contains various components of the immune system defending the body against infection.

Contributing Source

CTRP, CDISC, CPTAC

Display Name

Blood

Semantic Type

Body Substance

UMLS CUI

C0005767

code

C12434