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GK Questions and Answers on Plasma Therapy

A study says that Plasma from recovered coronavirus patients boosts other's survival rate. Do you know about Plasma Therapy? Let us solve a quiz based on Plasma Therapy.
May 26, 2020 20:29 IST
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GK Quiz on Plasma Therapy
GK Quiz on Plasma Therapy

Several clinical trials are going on for COVID-19 treatment and one such is Plasma Therapy. 

1. Which is the largest part of the blood?
A. Red Blood Cells
B. White Blood Cells
C. Plasma
D. Platelets
Ans. C
Explanation: The blood is made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part is known as plasma which is made up of water, salt and protein. Over half of the blood is plasma. The solid part of the blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

2. Plasma Therapy is also known as.....
A. Convular Plasma Therapy
B. Convalescent Plasma Therapy
C. Coviscule Plasma Therapy
D. Functional Plasma Therapy
Ans. B
Explanation: Plasma Therapy is also known as Convalescent Plasma Therapy (CPT). It can be a possible treatment for COVID-19.

3. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Plasma Therapy?
A. In plasma Therapy, the blood from recovered person is used to treat other sick people as it is rich in antibodies.
B. The convalescent plasma is the liquid part of the blood from the recovered patients of COVID-19.
C. The idea behind the Plasma therapy is that antibodies produced by the patients who have had survived the virus will boost the immune system of those who are critically ill or fighting with the COVID-19.
D. All the above are correct
Ans. D
Explanation: In plasma Therapy, the blood from recovered person is used to treat other sick people as it is rich in antibodies. The convalescent plasma is the liquid part of the blood from the recovered patients of COVID-19. The idea behind the Plasma therapy is that antibodies produced by the patients who have had survived the virus will boost the immune system of those who are critically ill or fighting with the COVID-19.

Blood: Composition, Functions, Transfusion and Blood Group

4.  Plasma Therapy was used first time in .......
A. 1870
B. 1890
C. 1896
D. 1899
Ans. B
Explanation: The first national approach exploited in 1890 by the physiologist's Von Behring and Kitasato to treat diphtheria was blood serum. They found that the serum from an infected animal with diphtheria was effective in preventing the infection caused due to diphtheria. It was stated that initially, it was produced from immunised animals but soon whole blood or serum from recovered donors with a specific humoral immunity were identified as a possible source of specific antibodies of human origin.

5. Which of the following statement is/are correct about Plasma?
A. Plasma carries dissolved substances from one part to another part in the body.
B. The protein in plasma includes antibodies to assist in the body's defence system against disease or infection.
C. Plasma also contains some traces of other substances like amino acids, organic acids, vitamins, pigments and enzymes.
D. All the above are correct
Ans. D
Explanation: Plasma carries dissolved substances from one part to another part in the body. The protein in plasma includes antibodies to assist in the body's defence system against disease or infection. Plasma also contains some traces of other substances like amino acids, organic acids, vitamins, pigments and enzymes.

6. Name the process in which the liquid part of the blood or plasma is separated from the blood cells? 
A. Plasmametases
B. Plasmaphorosioses
C. Plasmapheresis
D. None of the above
Ans. C
Explanation: The process in which the liquid part of the blood or plasma is separated from the blood cells is known as plasmapheresis. The remaining red blood cells and other blood components are then returned to the body of a person along with a little saline solution.

7. Use of Plasma Therapy has been studied in several outbreaks of other respiratory infections? Name the outbreaks?
A. SARS-CoV-1 
B. H1N1 
C. MERS-CoV
D. All the above
Ans. D
Explanation:
According to Food and Drug Administration, use of convalescent plasma has been studied in outbreaks of other respiratory infections, including the 2003 SARS-CoV-1 epidemic, the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza virus pandemic, and the 2012 MERS-CoV epidemic.

Still, research is going on but till now it is not known if Plasma Therapy will be an effective treatment for COVID-19. Researchers are evaluating the results of people who received the therapy.

What is Plasma Therapy and how it works? 

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