A fluid that is composed of blood plasma and erythrocytes. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 FMA : 9670 https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/9 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, human_reference_atlas

axiom lost from external ontology
  • relationship loss: subclass specialized connective tissue (AAO:0000571)[AAO]
  • https://github.com/cmungall
  • https://github.com/tmeehan
curator note
  • This class excludes blood analogues, such as the insect analog of blood. See UBERON:0000179 haemolymphatic fluid.
  • A fluid that is composed of blood plasma and erythrocytes.
external definition
  • A complex mixture of cells suspended in a liquid matrix that delivers nutrients to cells and removes wastes. (Source: BioGlossary, www.Biology-Text.com)[TAO]
  • Highly specialized circulating tissue consisting of several types of cells suspended in a fluid medium known as plasma.[AAO]
has exact synonym
  • portion of blood
  • vertebrate blood
has related synonym
  • whole blood
homology notes
  • Recent findings strongly suggest that the molecular pathways involved in the development and function of blood cells are highly conserved among vertebrates and various invertebrates phyla. (...) There is now good reason to believe that, in vertebrates and invertebrates alike, blood cell lineages diverge from a common type of progenitor cell, the hemocytoblast.[well established][VHOG]
  • UBERON:0000178
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606