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Bonewit #17


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 lie 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 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 cells
Ostechondritis Inflammation of bone and cartilage.
Osteomyelitis Inflammation of the bone or bone marrow as a result of bacterial infection
Phelbotomist 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 approximateley 55% of the blood volume
Serum Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed
Venipuncture Puncturing of a vein
Venous reflux The backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein
Venous Stasis The temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow.
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