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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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A recent cost-benefit analysis concluded that antibiotic-coated catheters provide a net cost savings in institutions having a baseline rate of central-line catheter--related bloodstream infections as low as 1 per 1,000 catheter days.
The primary objective of the Phase III trial was to demonstrate that MBI 226, administered at central venous catheter insertion sites, is superior to povidone iodine in preventing central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections.
The receptors then remove cholesterol from the bloodstream and deposit it into the cells.
"If we can encourage people to be active and accumulate at least 30 minutes of exercise in 10-minute bouts each day, it will have a positive effect on health overall, and more specifically, on the amount of fat in the bloodstream."
Normally, these people replace missing insulin by injecting it into their bloodstream. But fear of daily injections may keep some from taking the medicine, says Jay Skyler, a doctor who studies diabetes at the University of Miami.
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. Her team is tackling the problem of fetal cells' rarity in maternal blood by developing methods to grow those cells into easy-to-test colonies in the lab.
One putative protein kinase, Tb927.2.2720, is exclusively expressed in bloodstream form parasites.
Although Mr Beighton said he smoked cannabis only at weekends, the cannabis remained in his bloodstream for some time afterwards, it was said.
"By making catheter bloodstream infections rare events, we are not only helping those patients who might have been infected, but also making more beds available for other sick children who need our [intensive care units]," Gilliam said in the news release.
Once the immune cells are in the bloodstream they use other molecules called "intercellular adhesion molecules," or ICAMs, to help them exit and enter the brain or spinal cord.
Once let loose in the bloodstream they deploy a protein that forces platelets to bind together and shield the bugs with clots.
Nitrate is broken down into nitrite in the bloodstream and can cause death in two hours.