In their blood - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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in (one's) blood
Innate, as of a skill or quality. All of my relatives are doctors—medical prowess is just in our blood. She knows how to play. Music is in her blood.
in one's blood
Also, in the blood
. Part of one's essential nature. For example, The whole family loves music; it's in their blood
, or Sailing somehow gets in your blood
. Also see run in the blood
in your blood
COMMON If something is in your blood, it is a very important part of you and seems natural to you, for example because it is traditional in your family or culture. Trilok has music in his blood. `I was born into a family of musicians.' The sea was in his blood — his father had been a marine.
in your blood ingrained in or fundamental to your character.
in (one's) blood
So characteristic as to seem inherited or passed down by family tradition.
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Patients receiving only a small dose of the drug showed little gain, but 10 of 12 getting a larger dose showed significant drops in virus counts and boosts in T cell counts in their blood
for 2 to 3 weeks.
After four weeks, the volunteers had 40 percent less lycopene in their blood
.(4) Lycopene is a carotenoid found largely in tomatoes.
Of 82 hospitalized psychiatric patients with psychosis--a gross impairment in evaluating thoughts and external events that characterizes schizophreniz and several other mental disorders -- the researchers found 20 with markedly elevated interferon levels in their blood. Only two of 64 healthy subjects had an excess of interferon, a disease-fighting substance released by infected cells.
Pert of NIMH report that some schizophrenics appear to have antibodies in their blood that undermine the function of brain cells.