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Bonewit #17

Phlebotomy Carrie

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 cells and platelets that is between the plasma and the bottom layer of red blood cells
evacuated tube a closed gas or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum
hematoma a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in the blood vessel
hemoconcentration increase in the concentration of the nonfilerable blood compnents in the blood vessels
hemolysis breakdown of blood cells
osteochondritis inflammation of the bone and cartilige
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone or bone marrow as a result of bacterial infection
phelbotomist a health care prefessional 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 blood clear and straw colored fluid that takes up to 55% of the blood volume
serum plasma from which the clotting factor has been removed
venipuncture puncturing of a vein
venous reflux the backflow of blood from the evacuated tube that goes back into the patients vein
venous stasis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blod flow
Created by: carrienewman