bloodstream

noun
blood·​stream | \ ˈbləd-ˌstrēm How to pronounce bloodstream (audio) \

Definition of bloodstream

1 : the flowing blood in a circulatory system
2 : a mainstream of power or vitality introduce into the economic bloodstream a large amount of moneyHarper's

Examples of bloodstream in a Sentence

The drug is now entering the bloodstream.

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Soluble fiber regulates the absorption of sugar and cholesterol into the bloodstream by slowing down digestion, according to the FDA. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Why Is Added Fiber in Literally Everything?," 12 July 2019 Pernicious anemia stems from the lack of a specific protein made in the stomach that helps vitamin B12 become absorbed into the bloodstream. Jon Wertheim And Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "The Incomparable Life and Mysterious Death of Suzanne Lenglen," 27 June 2019 The Camp Fire has long since been extinguished, but the health effects from the tiny particulate matter in the smoke, which penetrates into the lungs and ultimately into the bloodstream, could linger for years. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "The Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke May Last a Lifetime," 27 June 2019 The snow leopard, regularly found at elevations between 11,400 to 16,400 feet, has a genetic adaptation that enhances its ability to absorb oxygen into the bloodstream. Sydney Combs, National Geographic, "These animals thrive in extreme mountain conditions—here's how," 28 Mar. 2019 In sepsis, the chemicals your body releases into the bloodstream to fight off an infection trigger a response that can damage your organs and dangerously lower blood pressure — sometimes, fatally. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Meghan McCain LOST It After Whoopi Goldberg Returned to Give a Health Update," 14 Mar. 2019 Alcohol is water-soluble and cannabis is not, meaning alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream quickly whereas pot edibles and beverages are metabolized much later in the digestive process. Kristine Owram, Bloomberg.com, "Scientists Are Racing to Make Weed As Easy to Drink as Beer," 6 Feb. 2019 But the recent news that sunscreen ingredients can soak into your bloodstream has caused concern. Aaron E. Carroll, New York Times, "How Safe Is Sunscreen?," 10 June 2019 Somehow, the Zika virus can sneak from the mother’s bloodstream across the placenta, which protects and nourishes the fetus, and target the fetus’ brain. Washington Post, "Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research," 9 June 2019

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First Known Use of bloodstream

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bloodstream

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bloodstream

: the flow of blood that moves through the heart and body

bloodstream

noun
blood·​stream | \ ˈbləd-ˌstrēm How to pronounce bloodstream (audio) \

Kids Definition of bloodstream

: the circulating blood in the body

bloodstream

noun
blood·​stream | \ -ˌstrēm How to pronounce bloodstream (audio) \

Medical Definition of bloodstream

: the flowing blood in a circulatory system

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