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ameboid movement movement used by leukcytes that permits them to propel themsevles from the capillary into the tissue.
anemia a conditio in which there is a decrase in the erythrocytes or amount of hemoglobin in the blood
anisocytosis a variation in the size of red blood cells
anticoagulant a substance that inhabits blood clotting
bilirubin an orange-colored bile pigment produced by the breakdown of hem from the hemoglobin molecule
diapedeis the ameboid movement of blood cells (especially leukocytes)throught the wall of capillary and out into the tissue
hematology the study of blood and blood forming tissue
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 cell with a decreased concentration of hemoglobin
leukocytes an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (greater than 11,000 per cubic mill of blood)
leukopenia an abnormal decrase decrase in the number of white blood cells (less than 4500 per cubic mill of blood)
microcytes an abnormally small red blood cell
macrocytes an abnormally large blood cytes
normochromic a red blood cell with a normal concentration of hemoglobin
normocytes a normal sized red blood cell
oxyhemoglobin hemoglobin that has combined with oxygen
phagocytosis the engulfing and destruction of foregin particles, such as bacteria, by special cells called phagocytes
polycythemia a disorder i which there is an increase in the red blood cell mass
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