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Blodd chemistry and immunology-Devon

agglutination clumping of blood cells
analyte a substance that being identified or measured in a laboratory test
antibody a substance that is capable of combining with an antgen, resulting in antigen-antibody reaction
antigen a substance capable of stimulating the formation of antibodies
antiserum a serum that contains antibodies
blood antibody a protein present in the blood plasma that is capable of combining with its corresponding blood antigen to produce an antibody-antigen reaction
blood antigen a protein present on the surface of red blood cells that determines a person's blood type
donor one who furnishes something, such as blood, tissue, or organs to be used in another indiviual
gene a unit of heridity
glycogen the form in which carbohydrates is stored in the body
glycosylation the process of glucos attatching to hemoglobin
HDL cholesterol a lipoprotein consisting of protein and cholerterol, that removes excess choleterol from the cells
hemoglobin A1c compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin
hyperglycimia an abnormally high level of glucose in the blood
hypoglycimai an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood
in vitro occuring in glass. refers to test performed under artificial conditions as in the laboratory
in vivo occuring in the living body or organism
lipoprotein a complex molecule consisting of protein and a lipid fraction such as choloestrol. lipoprotein function in transporting lipids in the blood
recipient one who recieves something, such as a blood transfusion from a donor
LDL cholesterol a lioprotein consitiing of protein and a lipid freaction such as cholesterol that picks up cholesterol and delivers it to the cells
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