whole blood


whole blood
whole blood n blood with all its components intact that has been withdrawn from a donor into an anticoagulant solution for use to restore blood volume esp. after traumatic blood loss

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blood from which none of the elements have been removed. [USP] blood that has been drawn from a selected donor under strict aseptic conditions, containing citrate ion or heparin sodium as an anticoagulant; used as a blood replenisher.

*Symbols within parentheses are those of alternative nomenclatures. Antigenic determinants are systematized according to observed and assumed independent assortment of their responsible genes. Within many systems, alleles are responsible for differing combinations of antigenic determinants.


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