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Chapter 17 Bonweit


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 lies 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 or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
hemoconcentration an increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood componets 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.
osteochondritis inflammation of bone and cartilage.
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone a result of a bacterial infection.
phlebotomist a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimen.
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 approximately 55% of the blood volume.
serum plasma from which the clotting factor fibrogen has been removed.
venipuncture puncturing of a vein.
venous reflux the backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein.
venous statis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow.
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