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Bonewit chapter 17

Phlebotomy- Bri

antecubital space the surface of the arm in front of the elbow
anticoagulant a substance that inhibits blood clotting
buffy coat a thin, light-colored layer of white blood cell and platelets that lies between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen.
evacuated tube a closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum.
hematoma a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel
hemoconcentration an increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components in the blood vessels such as red blood cells enzymes iron and calcium as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood.
hemolysis the breakdown of blood cell
osteochondritis inflammation of bone and cartilage
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone or bone marrow as a result of bacterial infection
phlebotomist a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens
phlebotomy incision of a vein for the removal of blood the collection of blood
plasma the liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear straw colored fluid that comprises approx. 55% of the blood volume
serum plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
venipuncture puncturing of a vein
venous reflux the back flow of blood into the patients vein
venous stasis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow.
Created by: briannagamble