plasma


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Synonyms for plasma

the colorless watery fluid of the blood and lymph that contains no cells, but in which the blood cells (erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes) are suspended

a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone

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(physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors

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Unlike plasmas, including the sun's corona, that exist only in a vacuum and reach temperatures of thousands to millions of degrees, the newly demonstrated bactericidal plasma forms in room-temperature gas.
These effects also result in modifications of some other metabolite concentrations in urine (ALA-U), blood, (ALA-B) and plasma (ALA-P), coproporphyrin in urine (CP).
The plasma can be created from adding most any gas," says Tasch, who explains its job is to absorb the microwaves and prevent their reflection back to the magnetron.
Plasma etchers, plasma cleaners, plasma systems, and surface preparation: the applications are endless and the options vast.
Pioneer released the world's first high-definition plasma TVs equipped with XGA screens at the end of 1997.
Hitachi's proprietary ALiS (Alternate Lighting of Surfaces) technology enables a high display resolution of 1024 x 1024 to create stunning images and combines with Hitachi's industry-leading PC graphics processor to provide significantly smoother, sharper images than conventional plasma technologies.
Rousseau, University of Paris-Sud; "Optical diagnostics of plasma reactors," A.
Plasma cell granuloma is a non-neoplastic proliferation of polyclonal plasma cells within a fibrous stroma.
At NIST, a plasma model has recently been developed to predict ion energy distributions.
Linking a therapeutic plasma protein with albumin may provide a number of product advantages, including the possibility of a longer acting form of the molecule for use in the human body, through extended circulating half life and consistent maintenance of therapeutic levels of the drug.
Advantages of corona over vacuum plasma are that coronas readily lend themselves to continuous production, whereas vacuum plasma is primarily a batch process.
General Motors Corp and Westinghouse have teamed up to develop a cleaner, more efficient plasma melting system at GM's Central Foundry Div.
The introduction of low temperature plasma technology to medical research and to the healthcare arena in general is set to revolutionise the way we cure diseases.
0 mg/kg) to the plasma of nursing neonatal rats and an overall longer DA retention in milk than in plasma after 8 hr in exposed dams.
Suslick of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report light emissions suggestive of a plasma.