bloodstream

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machine that uses dialysis to remove impurities and waste products from the bloodstream before returning the blood to the patient's body artificial kidney , hemodialyzer
glucose in the bloodstream blood glucose , blood sugar
invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection blood poisoning , septicaemia , septicemia
diver's sickness, nitrogen in bloodstream caisson disease , decompression sickness , nitrogen narcosis , the bends
(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning chelation
microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood chylomicron
any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream ductless gland , endocrine , endocrine gland
blood clot drifting in bloodstream and then getting lodged embolus
any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream gland , secreter , secretor , secretory organ
acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing glandular fever , infectious mononucleosis , kissing disease , mono , mononucleosis
dialysis of the blood to remove toxic substances or metabolic wastes from the bloodstream; used in the case of kidney failure haemodialysis , hemodialysis
enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream lipase
acute tuberculosis characterized by the appearance of tiny tubercles on one or more organs of the body (presumably resulting from tubercle bacilli being spread in the bloodstream) miliary tuberculosis
especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person septicemic plague
medicated adhesive pad placed on the skin for absorption of a time released dose of medication into the bloodstream skin patch , transdermal patch
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