haematocrit


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he·mat·o·crit

(Hct) (hē-mat'ō-krit)
Percentage of the volume of a blood sample occupied by cells.
Compare: plasmacrit
Synonym(s): haematocrit.
[hemato- + G. krinō, to separate]

haematocrit

1. A CENTRIFUGE used to separate the cells from the fluid part of the blood.
2. The proportion of the volume of cells to the total volume after the blood has been centrifuged.

haematocrit

the percentage of the blood volume occupied by red blood cells. The percentage is 40.5% in man.

he·mat·o·crit

(Hct) (hē-mat'ō-krit)
Percentage of the volume of a blood sample occupied by cells.
Compare: plasmacrit
Synonym(s): haematocrit.
[hemato- + G. krinō, to separate]
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Mean values of systolic and diastolic blood pressure were calculated for each quintile of haematocrit for men and women separately and displayed graphically.
[54.] Jawad LA, Al-Mukhtar MA, Ahmed HK (2004) The relationship between haematocrit and some biological parameters of the Indian shad, Tenualosa ilisha (Family Clupeidae).
It is due to the presence of more haematocrit and globules of thrombus in diseased blood due to presence of stenoses in the opposite branch of carotid artery.
After urine collection 1.5 ml blood sample was col-lected by cardiac puncture, using disposable syringe with 27 gauge needle,16 out of which 0.5 ml was put in citrated vacutainers and used for determination of haematocrit by hematology analyzer (NIHON - KOH-DEN) and one ml blood was put in serum vacutainers and placed at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Data analysis: The mean white cell count, mean platelet count, mean haematocrit and mean ALT level were calculated for both the acute dengue-positive and acute dengue-negative groups.
The preoperative values were not statistically different between the two groups (p=0.707) and the postoperative haematocrit values also did not differ (p=0.283).
Regarding the haematological parameters evaluated, it was observed that the haematocrit (P = 0.0001) and the erythrocyte count (P = 0.0040) were influenced by the water salinity level with higher values in 0 and 7 g [L.sup.-1]; however, the leukocyte count did not change (P = 0.5376) regardless of the water salinity level (Table 4).
For the analysis of haematocrit levels, the blood sample was placed in the Ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA) tubes.
This sheep was monitored every day for haematocrit, temperature and parasitemia values.
Heamatobiochemistry revealed low haemoglobin (4.7-6.2 gm/dl), haematocrit (1521%), total platelet count (92 000-1,64, 000 lakhs/ cmm) and increased ALT (87.5-98.1 U/L) and AST (148.4-178.2 U/L) values (Table 1).