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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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The Effectiveness of Convalescent Plasma and Hyperimmune Immunoglobulin for the Treatment of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections of Viral Etiology: A Systematic Review and Exploratory Meta-analysis

John Mair-Jenkins, Maria Saavedra-Campos, J. Kenneth Baillie, Paul Cleary, Fu-Meng Khaw, Wei Shen Lim, Sophia Makki, Kevin D. Rooney, Jonathan S. Nguyen-Van-Tam and Charles R. Beck.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

January 2015; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 6190 words.

Background.  Administration of convalescent plasma, serum, or hyperimmune immunoglobulin may be of clinical benefit for treatment of severe acute...

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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

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

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

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 4 words.

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plasma

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 4 words.

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plasma

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 19 words.

The protein-rich fluid in which blood cells are suspended in the circulation and from which *serum is derived.

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plasma

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 93 words.

1. A state of matter resulting from the ionization of gases in which the number of positive and negative

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Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 18 words.

Ionized gas containing roughly equal numbers of ions and electrons. Used in welding, cutting, and metal spraying.

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Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 31 words.

A low-density, high-temperature, completely ionized gas, consisting of free atomic nuclei and free electrons. Overall it is electrically neutral. It

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