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blood

noun affinity, agnation, ancestry, breed, brethren, brood, children, clan, cognation, common ancessry, consanguinity, derivation, descent, ethnic group, family connection, family relationship, family tie, family tree, filiation, genealogical tree, genealogy, gentility, genus, heredity, heritage, issue, kind, kindred, kinsfolk, kinship, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, line, lineage, nationality, next of kin, offspring, one's people, parentage, pedigree, propinquity, relations, sanguis, stock, strain, ties of family, tribe
Associated concepts: blood heirs, blood issue, blood relatives, full blood, half blood, mixed blood
Foreign phrases: Consanguineus est quasi eodem sannuine natus.A person related by consanguinity is, as it were, one born from the same blood. Pueri sunt de sannuine parentum, sed pater et mater non sunt de sannuine puerorum. Children are of the blood of their parrnts, but the father and mother are not of the blood of their children.
See also: ancestry, bloodline, descent, lineage

BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

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were reduced compared to equivalent salinity seawater, Na and Cl concentrations would have started increasing in the blood, causing blood osmolality to increase, and stimulating osmoregulatory mechanisms in the fish (mainly under hormonal control).
Patients receiving hemodialysis are typically normonatremic, suggesting that the endogenous thirst mechanism regulates fluid intake to maintain blood osmolality, even when kidney function is significanfly reduced (Rupp, Stone, & Gunning, 1978; Tomson, 2001).
After 12 h exposure to glucose in PW, animals in both the 100 mM and 140 mM glucose treatments had significantly higher blood osmolality [91 [+ or -] 1 (n = 5); 96 [+ or -] 3 (n = 5) mOsm, respectively] than the PW controls [68 [+ or -] 2 (n = 5) mOsm].