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bloodstream

the flow of blood through the vessels of a living body

bloodstream

[′bləd ‚strēm]
(physiology)
The flow of blood in its circulation through the body.
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She and other researchers have identified several different types of fetal cells, such as immature red blood cells and stem cells, that circulate along with placental cells in a mother's bloodstream.
Besides shedding cells into the bloodstream, the placenta deposits cells into this mucus plug, notes Simpson.
They can really pass through and penetrate the bloodstream," Mathiowitz says.
The New York team examined the concentrations of vitamin C in the mothers' bloodstreams and in blood from the infants' umbilical cords.
The antibody, named CDP571, remained in the bloodstreams of a second group of healthy monkeys for roughly one week without causing an immune reaction, Bodmer and his colleagues observed.