Quotes: Blood

(fluid of life from ancestors, parents, and transfusions; something that survives by circulating)

1. The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through a vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
2. A functionally similar fluid in animals other than vertebrates; such as, the juice or sap of certain plants.
3. A vital or animating force; such as, lifeblood.
4. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, identified with the blood found in blood vessels, and thought to cause cheerfulness.


Although a blood clot is jellylike and filled with fibers and platelets, it is actually 99 percent water.

Science Digest, January, 1984, p. 89.

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