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Bonewit #19

Blood Chem and Immunology Carrie

agglutination clumping blood cells
analyte a substance that is being identified or measured in a lab test
antibody a substance capable of combining with an antigen, resulting in an antigen-antibody reaction
antiserum a serum that contains antibodies
blood antibody a protein present in the blood plasma that is capable of combing with its corresponding blood antigen to produce an antigen-antibody reaction
blood antigen a protein present on the surface of the red blood cells that determines a persons blood type
donor one who furnishes something such as blood, tissue, or organs to be used in another individual
gene a unit of heredity
glycogen the form in which carbs is stored in the body
glycosylation the process of glucose attaching to hemoglobin
HDL cholestrol a lipoprotein, consisting of protein & cholesterol, which removes excess cholesterol from the cells
hemoglobin A1c compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin
hyperglycemia an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood
hypoglycemia an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood
in vitro occurring in glass; refers to tests performed under artificial conditions, as in the laboratory
in vivo occurring in the living body or organism
LDL cholesterol a lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that picks up cholesteraol & deliveries it to the cells
lipoprotein a complex molecule consisting of protein & a lipid fraction such as cholesterol; its function is transporting lipids in the blood
recipient one who receives something, such as a blood transfusion from a donor
antigen a substance capable of stimulating he formation of antibodies
Created by: carrienewman