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Bonewit #18


Ameboid Movement Movement used by leukocytes that permits them to propel themselves from the capillaries.
Anemia A condition in which there is a decrease in the erythrocytes or amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
Anisocytosis A variation in the size of red blood cells.
Bilirubin An orange- colored bile pigment produced by the break-down of heme from the hemoglobin molecule
Diapedesis The ameboid movement of blood cells (especially leukocytes) through the wall of a capillary and out into the tissues.
Hematology the study of blood and blood-forming tissues
Hemoglobin The protein- and iron- containing pigment of erythrocytes that transports oxygen in the body
Hemolysis The breakdown of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin into the plasma
Hypochromic A red blood cell with a decrease concentration of hemoglobin.
Leukocytosis An abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (greater than 11,000 per cubic millimeter of hemoglobin,
Leukopenia An abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells (less than 4500 per cubic millimeter of blood.)
Microcytic An abnormally small red blood cell.
Macrocytic An abnormally large red blood cell.
Normochromic A red blood cell with a normal concentration of hemoglobin,
Normocytic A normal-sized red blood cell.
Oxyhemolobin Hemoglobin that has combined wit oxygen.
Phagocytosis The engulfing and destructing of foreign particles, such as bacteria, by special cells called phagocytes.
Polycythemia A disorder in which there is a increase in the red blood cell mass.
Anticoagulant A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
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