Origin of plasma
Examples from the Web for plasma
“Convalescent blood transfusions and plasma transfusions may help people who are sick survive the infection,” he says.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
October 26, 2014
The last time we detected a plasma oscillation was nine years ago.
Gurnett knew that he could use the vibrations in the plasma to determine its density.
When the frequency goes up, it means the density of the plasma is increasing.
First, he goes online to research all of his options (plasma vs. LCD, makes, models, etc.).Retail's Brave New World
December 9, 2010
You could have given me a shot of plasma and said it was a powerful new drug.Bolden's Pets
F. L. Wallace
There is a saturation of the membrane with an excess of plasma.
Some waste products, to be spoken of later, are also found in the plasma.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
Differences are also found in the chemical composition of the plasma.
Later, when the last of the plasma had been used, they could finally relax.Badge of Infamy
Lester del Rey
- the clear yellowish fluid portion of blood or lymph in which the red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended
- short for blood plasma
- a former name for protoplasm, cytoplasm
- a hot ionized material consisting of nuclei and electrons. It is sometimes regarded as a fourth state of matter and is the material present in the sun, most stars, and fusion reactors
- the ionized gas in an electric discharge or spark, containing positive ions and electrons and a small number of negative ions together with un-ionized material
- a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony, used as a gemstone
- a less common term for whey
Word Origin and History for plasma
1712, "form, shape" (earlier plasm), from Late Latin plasma, from Greek plasma "something molded or created," hence "image, figure; counterfeit, forgery; formed style, affectation," from plassein "to mold," originally "to spread thin," from PIE *plath-yein, from root *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)). Sense of "liquid part of blood" is from 1845; that of "ionized gas" is 1928.
- The clear, yellowish fluid portion of blood, lymph, or intramuscular fluid in which cells are suspended.
- Cell-free, sterilized blood plasma, used in transfusions.
- Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
- See blood plasma.
- Protoplasm or cytoplasm.
- One of four main states of matter, similar to a gas, but consisting of positively charged ions with most or all of their detached electrons moving freely about. Plasmas are produced by very high temperatures, as in the Sun and other stars, and also by the ionization resulting from exposure to an electric current, as in a fluorescent light bulb or a neon sign. See more at state of matter.