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a: Blood ~
b: a parachute

What: Another blood donor used an interesting metaphor, saying "because blood is like a parachute. If it's not there when you need it, chances are you'll never need it again."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Aug 11 2014 7:01 PM



a: Blood ~
b: an enormously varied soup

What:

"Blood is like an enormously varied soup, of which plasma is the stock."


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Writer: Wendy Simonds, ‎Barbara Katz Rothman, ‎Bari Meltzer Norman
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Date: Aug 11 2014 7:03 PM



a: Blood ~
b: river of life

What: "Blood is like a river of life, that flows within us one and all And while most of us have the ability to give, still so few do Donors are often sought, sadly few care to answer the call"A poem about giving blood...

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Writer: Gil Gonzales
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 11 2014 7:06 PM



a: blood ~
b: wine

What:

"Exercised blood is like wine; sedentary blood is more like spaghetti sauce. That's an exaggeration, but it helps you visualize the difference."


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Writer: Covert Bailey
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Date: Aug 11 2014 7:09 PM



a: Blood ~
b: transportation system

What:

"Blood is like the body's transportation system, busy making deliveries and pickups. As blood circulates throughout the body, it delivers oxygen and nutrients to all the places they're needed."


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Writer: Maureen F. Edelson, MD
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Date: Aug 11 2014 7:22 PM



a: blood clot ~
b: a cork or plug

What:

"Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton was recently hospitalized due to a blood clot found in her brain during a follow-up MRI. Dr. Bradley Close, an interventional radiologist at Suburban Imaging said a blood clot is like a cork or plug. "Whatever vessel the blood clot is in, the vessel is like a tube that has a plug blocking the blood flow"


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Writer: Dr. Bradley Close
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Date: Dec 27 2014 9:59 PM



a: blood clot ~
b: a big car crash

What:

"A blood clot is like a big car crash that stops all of the other cars from going where they need to go "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Dec 27 2014 10:01 PM



a: Blood flow ~
b: water through pipes

What:


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 19 2015 1:53 PM



a: blood flow ~
b: life force

What:

"Blood flow is like the life force of our bodies, and the healing process really takes off only when the ankle receives proper blood flow."


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Writer: Aquarius76
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Date: Oct 19 2015 1:57 PM



a: blood flow ~
b: a ladder of progress

What:

"Don't think of blood flow like a single loop from arteries to veins. Think of it like a ladder where it flows up one side, across the rungs, then down the other side. If you cut off the top few feet of the ladder, you still have the rest of the rungs."


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Writer: qwertymodo
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Date: Feb 27 2016 8:52 PM



a: Blood sugar ~
b: a wave in the ocean

What:

"Blood sugar is like a wave in the ocean - it's constantly in motion," Chalmers says. That's why you'll likely gain more information by looking at your tests over the course of an entire day or week to find a pattern rather than focus on individual test results.


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Writer: Karen A. Chalmers, MS, RD, CDE
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Date: May 15 2014 4:43 PM



a: blood sugar ~
b: balance beam

What:

"The perfect blood sugar range is like walking on a gymnastics balance beam. If you are too high or too low, you can fall off the beam and land on the floor. You may sway a little to one side, and then to the other, but the width for perfect balance is not very wide. It's easy to fall off, so you need to stay conscious and focused. What got me off this ride was something I never expected."


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Writer: Maggie Hunts
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Date: May 15 2014 4:45 PM



a: blood sugar ~
b: a soda spill on a countertop

What:

"High blood sugar is like a soda spill on a countertop-it permits plaque-forming material to fasten more easily to artery walls. It's also a symptom of diabetes, which doubles your risk of heart disease or stroke."


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Writer: Richard Laliberte
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Date: May 15 2014 4:50 PM



a: blood sugar ~
b: slow acting corrosive

What:

"High blood sugars damage the blood vessels throughout the body, including the vessels in the eye. High blood sugar is like a slow acting corrosive agent which destroys the insides of the blood vessels. Keeping blood sugar under control can slow down the development and progression of diabetic retinopathy."


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Writer: AMITABHA GUPTA, MD, FACS
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Date: May 15 2014 4:55 PM



a: Blood sugar ~
b: money in your pocket

What:

"Blood sugar is like money in your pocket. Glycogen is like money in your EFTpOS account.Fat stores are your term deposit. Glucagon is the bank manager who gives you access to your term deposit, but onlybafter the glycogen account is empty. "


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Writer: Ken Ho
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Date: May 15 2014 4:55 PM



a: blood sugar ~
b: tightrope

What:

"Your blood sugar is like a tightrope, and insulin and glucagon are the weights that go on either side of the tightrope walkers balancing pole. A healthy person has a very well balanced rope walker, a diabetic or insulin resistant person on the other hand has a tightrope walker with an inner ear deficiency "


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Writer: dom bower
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Date: May 15 2014 4:59 PM



a: Blood types ~
b: gang affiliations

What:

"Blood types are like gang affiliations. Some get along fine, but others have whatever those especially passionate feuds are called. For example, if you have type A blood, your body will corner and beat to death any type B cells unfortunate enough to wander into your turf. The results for your body are fucking horrifying."


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Writer: Cezary Jan Strusiewicz
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Date: Jun 25 2017 6:57 PM



a: Blood glucose ~
b: the orchestra conductor of human life

What:

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2013 7:21 PM



a: blood vessels ~
b: water movement cylinders

What:

Tubes, garden hoses, highways with water, sewage pipes, water pipes, canals, rivers of cells, Erie Canal, the Panama Canal, the Suez Canal, this canal, a stream, a brook, a storm drain. In short they are kinda like any kind of circular liquid transport system.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 30 2014 6:22 PM



a: Blood pressure ~
b: weight lifting for the heart

What:

"Blood pressure is like weight lifting for the heart, and high blood pressure means the heart has to work extra hard to pump blood. Just like arms or legs, this extra work makes the heart get bigger."


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Writer: Dr.Joseph Kamugisha
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Date: Apr 30 2014 6:03 PM



a: Blood pressure ~
b: a weight or load that the heart muscle

What: "Blood pressure is like a weight or load that the heart muscle must lift, and like any muscle, your heart gets larger with heavy lifting.Eventually, the muscle can no longer adapt to the excessive work load, and the heart's pumping efficiency decreases. If this occurs, the heart muscle may weaken and congestive heart failure may develop. By accelerating the development of atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) as you age, high blood pressure increases the chances of a stroke or heart attack. And by puttingincreased pressure on your artery walls, high blood pressure also can predispose a person toan aneurysm, a weakened bulge in an artery."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 30 2014 6:02 PM



a: blood pressure ~
b: high cholesterol and smoking

What:

"High blood pressure is like high cholesterol and smoking - they are "modifiable" risk factors, meaning that controlling them will help in limiting your risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD)"


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Writer: Daniel Kulick, MD, FACC, FSCAI
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Date: Apr 30 2014 6:04 PM



a: blood pressure ~
b: internal barometer

What:

"Blood pressure is like the barometer of health. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that your heart is working harder to pump the blood."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Apr 30 2014 6:05 PM



a: Blood pressure ~
b: air pressure in a bicycle tire

What: "Blood pressure is like air pressure in a bicycle tire; it's how hard the blood is pushing against the vessels that contain it. "From:"Managing Menopause Naturally: Before, During, and Forever" p.144

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Writer: Emily Kane
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Date: Apr 30 2014 6:08 PM



a: Blood pressure ~
b: a garden water hose

What: "Blood pressure is like a garden water hose. If you turn on a water hose and point it upwards, how far the water travels tells us how much water pressure there is. If it flies upwards the water pressure is high. If it just falls in front of you then the water pressure is low."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 30 2014 6:09 PM



a: blood clotting ~
b: Goldilocks

What:

"You want it just right. Not enough clotting & you bleed. Too much clotting (hypercoagulable state or disorder) & you are at increase risk for strokes, heart attacks, venous thromboembolism & pulmonary embolism."


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Writer: Dr. Alvin Lin
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Date: Oct 30 2016 5:02 PM



a: red blood cells ~
b: oxygen barges

What:

They move oxygen around the body the way barges moves stuff up and down the Mississippi river. Of course the red blood cells have can only carry 4 oxygen molecules / cell. But there are many of these little boats, about 45% of the blood, so the system works pretty well.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 6 2014 3:38 PM



a: Blood circulation ~
b: automatic fountain

What: "Our heart is the most busy organ of our body. It beats 1, 00,000 times a day. Blood circulation is like an automatic fountain where the water springs up to fall down and then gather again to spring up once more. Blood is pumped by the heart into arteries. It then flows through millions of minute vessels throughout the body and pumps back to the heart, through the veins."

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Writer: Renu Sabberwal
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Date: Apr 30 2014 6:14 PM


Blood Plumbing

a: Blood circulation ~
b: plumbing

What:

"Let us take a moment to discuss what the kidneys do. In several of my previous columns, I use the analogy that our blood circulation is like plumbing with the heart being the pump and the arteries and veins being the pipes. Well, the kidneys are the filter and the drain, which create urine as a way to expel waste products from the body."


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Writer: Tudela Cabrera, MD
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Apr 30 2014 6:16 PM



a: blood circulation ~
b: cash flow

What:

"Your body's blood circulation is like your cash flow. If you have a very slow cash flow or infrequent supply of cash you may feel stressed about meeting your financial obligations. You probably always feel poor. In the same way your body requires constant supply of fresh blood to carry out daily activities. Without a constant flow of blood, your hands and feet will always feel cold and you will feel lethargic. Acupuncture can help stimulate the body's circulation to reduce the symptoms mentioned above."


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Writer: Dr. Yaron
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Date: Apr 30 2014 6:17 PM



a: White blood cells ~
b: vacuum cleaners or Hoovers

What: "White blood cells are like vacuum cleaners or Hoovers. They gobble up infection and dirt and also release chemicals into the area that attract more white blood cells and open up the capillaries and veins supplying blood to the area. Once they have gobbled the bacteria and dirt up, they die. If too many accumulate in one area, the body can't clear the dead cells fast enough and a collection of dead white blood cells and bacteria form, called an abscess. Sometimes abscesses have gas in them from the bacteria fermenting the dead tissue."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Dec 16 2014 10:52 AM



a: White blood cells ~
b: the artillery of the body

What:

"White blood cells are like the artillery of the body. They're a powerful force but useless on their own. The "brains" of the operation are the antibodies. They're what latch on to the foreign body and act as a spotter so the white blood cells know what to destroy "


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Writer: GaidinBDJ
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Date: Dec 16 2014 10:54 AM


Your Feet Stick To The Floor....

a: High blood glucose ~
b: spilled soda pop on a movie theater floor

What: "High blood glucose is like spilled soda pop on a movie theater floor: It attracts cells and debris, which, over time, can prevent proper circulation, especially in small blood vessels in the eyes, kidneys, nervous system, hands and feet. That makes those parts of the body especially vulnerable to complications from diabetes, which can cause blindness, kidney failure, and amputations."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 7 2013 7:18 PM



a: blood of my mother ~
b: dark side of the moon

What:

"The blood of my mother is like the dark side of the moon,shrouded in mystery"


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Writer: Maggie McFarland
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Date: Oct 7 2014 11:33 AM



a: High blood pressure ~
b: pumping up a bike tire

What:

"For example, high blood pressure is like pumping up a bike tire so much that the inner tube explodes from too much pressure."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 13 2014 7:36 PM



a: High blood pressure ~
b: high pressure in a pipe

What:

"About 1 in 3 Mainers are told they have high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Many people do not know they have it because there are usually no symptoms. High blood pressure is like having high pressure in a pipe. It damages the pipe, but you often don't see a problem until it bursts."


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Writer: Dr. Sheila Pinette; Director, Maine CDC
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Date: Aug 13 2014 7:38 PM



a: High blood pressure ~
b: weight lifting for the heart

What:

"Other factors known to affect the development of the disease and its symptoms include blood pressure and activity levels. When diagnosed in people over 60 years of age, HCM is often associated with high blood pressure or hypertension. High blood pressure is like weight lifting for the heart; a long history of high blood pressure can itself lead to the overgrowth of the heart muscle. Extensive physical training can also result in an overdeveloped heart. The difference between a professional athlete's heart and the heart of an individual with HCM can be subtle. Other environmental factors that increase one's risk of developing HCM will most likely become apparent as research continues. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Aug 13 2014 7:41 PM



a: High blood pressure ~
b: sniper

What:

"The problem is that it isn't until the high blood pressure escalates to a more severe condition, like heart disease or stroke, that people take notice. High blood pressure is like a sniper strategically waiting to fire from a rooftop-you don't see it, but you know it's only a matter of time before it strikes. "


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Aug 13 2014 7:43 PM



a: Blood in the dermis ~
b: fluid in a radiator

What:

"Blood in the dermis is like the fluid in a radiator, bringing heat from other parts of the bod "


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Writer: Kevin Patton
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Date: Aug 20 2015 3:28 PM



a: blood brain barrier ~
b: moat

What:

"The blood-brain barrier is like the moat outside a castle, preventing harmful invaders from entering."


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Writer: Amanda Robb
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Date: Mar 21 2017 8:07 PM



a: blood brain barrier ~
b: fine sieve

What:

"The blood-brain barrier is like a very fine sieve; only very small molecules can cross this layer and actually enter the brain."


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Writer: Nutan Sharma, Elaine Richman
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Date: Mar 21 2017 8:09 PM



a: blood brain barrier ~
b: semi-permeable gate

What:

" The blood-brain barrier is like a semi-permeable gate between the brain and bloodstream."


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Writer: Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H.
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Date: Mar 21 2017 8:11 PM



a: blood brain barrier ~
b: border

What:

"The blood-brain barrier is like a border where customs officers, i.e. P-glycoproteins, only allow specific substances to pass through whilst ..."


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Writer: Junior Prof. Dr. Winfried Romer
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Date: Mar 21 2017 8:12 PM



a: Formation of a blood clot ~
b: assembling a raft

What:

"Formation of a blood clot is like assembling a raft in the middle of a raging river. Platelets and a fibrin meshwork assemble on the injured vascular endothelial surface while blood continues to flow through the vessel."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Aug 5 2014 8:32 PM



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