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A drop of donor's blood can be tested against preserved stock sera belonging to groups A and B. Or donor's blood can be tested against patient's serum, it being noted whether any agglutination occurs in 5 minutes. Group A B is agglutinated by A, B , and O. „ A „ „ „ B and O. „ B „ „ „ A and O. „ O „ „ „ no other. Persons in group A B are universal recipients ; persons in group O are universal donors. Determination of the blood group is used in forensic medicine as a guide to the identity of the person from whom a blood-stain was derived, also to ascertain paternity.

Arteries and peripheral veins contract (particularly splanchnic and cutaneous vessels) so that blood-pressure is maintained. 3. Cardiac frequency increased, to assist maintenance of bloodpressure. 4. Spleen contracts, thrusting red cells into circulation. 5. During recovery, reticulocytes and normoblasts appear in blood. 6. Volume restored in a few hours, b u t three weeks necessary to restore haemoglobin and plasma protein. —Occurs by activity and, if needful, overgrowth of red marrow. — 1. After a large haemorrhage red blood-corpuscles were suspended in Locke's fluid and returned to the circulation.

COMPARISON OF AMOUNTS OF MAIN CONSTITUENTS OF BLOOD PLASMA AND CEREBROSPINAL FLUID (LUMBAR PUNCTURE). Protein Amino-acid-N Cholesterol Urea-N Glucose Sodium chloride Inorganic phosphate NaîtMgCa- (pH) PLASMA CEREBROSPINAL FLUID mg. c. 6300-8500 4-5-9 100-150 13-23 70-120 560-630 mg. c. —Formed from choroid plexus in ventricles, probably by active secretion. Passes by foramen of Magendie in roof of 4th ventricle into subarachnoid space. Also passes into Virchow-Robin perivascular spaces, with which subarachnoid space is continuous.

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