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  • Artificial Blood Essay

    Artificial blood is a substance that is designed to have the same functions and properties as normal blood and it would provide an alternative to blood transfusions. It is used as a substitute for blood for patients who cannot receive human blood. Patients whose immune system has developed a resistance to the donated blood or patients who cannot accept donated blood because of religious reasons would have an alternative solution that could save their lives. People have searched for replacements for blood for hundreds of years but no real progress has been made until 1616. In that year a physician named William Harvey discovered how blood circulates through the body. In the next few years, scientists tried many different substances…

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  • The Importance Of A Blood Clot

    Blood is prevented from clotting in the blood vessels by their smoothness and the finely tuned balance of clotting factors (WebMD, 2014). Hemostasis is concerned with the clotting, or stopping, of blood. The medical term used to describe a blood clot is thrombus. In the blood, there is a liquid called plasma that makes up about half of the blood. Plasma contains proteins that help blood to clot, transport substances through the blood, and perform other functions. Blood plasma also contains…

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  • Blood Transfusion Essay

    Blood transfusion is a process in which blood is injected from one healthy human being to a patient; whom might be losing too much blood or suffering from an illness that requires more blood. This medical procedure is crucial in saving numerous lives. The first successful human-to-human blood transfusion was performed by James Blundell in 1818, yet a large number of patients had died because of wrong blood transfusion operations. The great discovery of Karl Landsteiner’s classification of ABO…

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  • Imbalance Of Blood Pressure

    production stops the muscle start to recover until the acid balance is restored. (citation). Something else that could happen when someone exercises is a change in blood pressure (citation). As the heart beats it pumps blood through many different…

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  • Galen's Theory Of Blood

    theory of blood which was developed by physician and medical writer Claudius Galen (Galen) illustrates ancient and modern significance. Galen’s theory explained that when food is processed within the liver it transforms into blood. This blood is then transferred to other organs to be utilised. Galen’s theory was influenced by the ancient Greeks’ knowledge of human blood in the body. Galen’s theory is classified as being incorrect however he discovered the difference between veins and arteries.…

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  • Benefits Of Blood Transfusion

    The most common indications for a blood transfusion include acute blood loss, coagulopathy and other anemias.2 The veterinary professional should adhere to a strict transfusion protocol, and utilize blood typing, crossmatching procedures and careful patient monitoring; which minimizes the risk of an adverse reaction and maximizes the benefits of the transfusion.2 Ideally, potential canine blood donor candidates should range in age between 1-year-old to not more than eight years of age, and be…

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  • Blood Typing

    acquire the ABO blood type of four unknown individual’s samples through a series of steps. Blood typing consists of a test in which ultimately determines an individual’s blood form. This procedure is an essential process for those who need blood transfusion or those willing to donate blood. The reason this stage is compulsory is because not all blood is compatible. Potentially a fatal transfusion reaction can occur if a unit of blood containing an ABO antigen to which the blood recipient has an…

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  • Role Of White Blood Cells

    Right ventricle: The right chambers role is to receive the deoxygenated blood from the right atrium, as this blood flows from the right atrium it passes through the tricuspid valve and into the right ventricle. The ventricle then pumps the blood through the pulmonary valve, then the pulmonary artery to the lungs in order for it to be oxygenated. Within each cardiac cycle, the atria and ventricles contract and relax alternatively, this action forces blood from areas of high pressure into areas of…

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  • Blood Albumin Case Study

    1. Albumin is an important factor in determining the osmotic pressure of the blood. Therefore, an increase in blood albumin would increase the osmotic pressure of the blood and, since water always moves toward the greater osmotic pressure, and cause water to move out of the tissues into the blood. 2. When athletes train at high altitude they are taking in air with less oxygen per volume. These oxygen levels are not high enough to provide the muscles with the necessary energy so to compensate…

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  • Case Study: Bad Blood

    Emilyn Nguyen Bad Blood – A Cautionary Tale – High School Version Test Grade (33 Points): Answer the following questions after completely viewing the movie. Some answers may require additional research. Include a work cited using MLA format and parenthetical documentation throughout your writing. 1. What is hemophilia? What is its cause and symptoms? Which factors are low or missing in the person? Why are a person’s joints are often affected? Hemophilia is a genetic disorder in which a…

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