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Medical Terminology

Diseases and Disorders of the blood

AGRANULOCYTOSIS Large decrease in number of white granulocytes (cells which fight infection)
ANAEMIA Amount of oxygen carrying capacity is reduced due to either too few red blood cells or too little haemoglobin
EPISTAXIS Nose bleed
HAEMOLYSIS Destruction of red blood cells
HAEMOPHILLIA A Hereditary disease caused by lack of clotting factor (VIII)in the blood
HAEMOPHILIA B Hereditory disease caused by lack of clotting factor (IX) in the blood
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA Raised blood fat levels
HYPOCHROMIC ANAEMIA Anaemia associated with pale, small red cells due to insufficient iron
INFECTIOUS MONONUCLEOSIS Glandular fever-increase of white cells called monocytes present in the blood
LEUCOCYTOSIS A normal increase of white blood cells in response to infection
LEUCOPENIA A decrease in the number of white blood cells in the blood
LEUKAEMIA A cance of the blood-abnormal white cells increase
PERNICIOUS ANAEMIA Inability of body to manufacture normal red blood cells due to a missing factor
POLYCYTHAEMIA Too many read and other cells present in the blood
SICKLE-CELL ANAEMIA Anaemia associated with the people of African ethnic origin, red cells have sickle shape
THALASSAEMIA Anaemia associated with people of Mediterranean origin
CRYOPRECIPITATE Use of very low temperatures to separate required factors from blood
PAUL-BUNNELL TEST Blood test for glandular fever
PLASMAPHERESIS Taking blood from a donor, removing the required factor and returning the remainde4r to the donor's circulation
Created by: Owly