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plasma

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

A low-density, high-temperature, completely ionized gas, consisting of free atomic nuclei and free electrons. Overall it is electrically neutral. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘fourth...

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plasma

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 62 words.

A state of matter consisting of ions and electrons moving freely. Stars consist of plasma, and plasmas exist in interstellar

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plasma

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 62 words.

A state of matter consisting of ions and electrons moving freely. Stars consist of plasma, and plasmas exist in interstellar

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plasma

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 44 words.

(blood plasma) n. the straw-coloured fluid in which the blood cells are suspended. It consists of a solution

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plasma

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

†form; green variety of quartz XVIII; colourless coagulable liquid of blood XIX; ionized gas XX. — late L. plasma mould,

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plasma

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

In physics, an ionized gas that contains about the same amount of positive and negative ions. Plasma, often described

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plasma

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

(blood plasma) n. the straw-coloured fluid in which the blood cells are suspended. It consists of a solution of various inorganic salts of sodium, potassium, calcium, etc., with a high...

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plasma lipoproteins

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 71 words.

a multicomponent complex of proteins and lipids circulating in the plasma. Plasma lipoproteins are grouped by their densities into four

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blood plasma

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 25 words.

the straw-color fluid remaining when the suspended corpuscles have been removed from blood. See plasma lipoproteins, plasma thromboplastin component

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plasma lipoproteins

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 72 words.

a multicomponent complex of proteins and lipids circulating in the plasma. Plasma lipoproteins are grouped by their densities into four

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plasma oscillation

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 122 words.

A *collective oscillation that occurs in a *plasma. To ensure that the plasma is electrically neutral there

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