from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Blood drawn from the body from which no constituent, such as plasma or platelets, has been removed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. relationship through both father and mother. In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole blood.
- adj. See under Blood, n., 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant
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As we reentered the orientation sauna tent, we were sentenced to more Death by PowerPoint—but this time we walked through slides overflowing with information we actually needed to learn: resuscitation guidelines, head trauma and blunt abdominal trauma protocols, transfer procedures, hypothermia and shock, use of whole blood and some experimental blood-clotting product with a science-fiction-type name: recombinant factor VIIa.