Busy. Please wait.

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.

By signing up, I agree to StudyStack's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.

Remove ads
Don't know (0)
Know (0)
remaining cards (0)
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards

Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

MedCon 7

The following activity is for the "key terms" in chapter 7 of your textbook.

Anemia any decrease in oxygen carrying ability of the red blood cell
Bence Jones protein a special protein found in the blood and urine indicative of multiple myeloma
Bleeding time a test to determine the length of bleeding time or time it takes the blood to clot
Complete blood count a laboratory test that identifies the number of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets per cubic millimeter
Differential a detailed white blood cell count identifying the number of each type of leukocyte
Dyspnea difficulty breathing
Ecchymoses large areas of bruising or hemorrhage
Epistaxis hemorrhage or bleeding from the nose; nosebleed
Erythrocytopenia a deficiency of red blood cells
Erythrocytosis a conditions of increased red blood cells
Hemarthrosis bleeding into joints
Hematemesis vomiting blood
Hematocrit a measurement of the amount of red cell mass as proportion of whole blood
Hematuria blood in the urine
Hemoglobin a measurement of the amount of hemoglobin or oxygen carrying potential available in the blood
Hemolyzed broken down cells
Leukemia a progressive overgrowth of abnormal leukocytes; a malignant disease of the bone marrow
Leukocytopenia a decrease in white cell count
Leukocytosis an increase in white cell count
lymphocytopenia or lymphopenia a decrease in lymphocytes
Neutropenia a decrease in neutophils
Pallor lack of colour or paleness
Pancytopenia severe decrease or total absence of erythrocytes, leukocytes and thrombocytes
Petechiae small hemorrhages in the skin
Purpura a bleeding disorder characterized by bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes initially turning the affected areas purplish in colour
Reed Sternberg cell
Syncope fainting
Tachycardia a rapid heart rate; usually a rate above 100 beats per minute
Thrombocytopenia a decrease in platelets leading to a coagulation problem
Thrombocytosis an increase in platelets
Created by: jillcyr