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Phleb #1

Phleb Definitions test 1

Accessioning Numerical ordering system that assigns a unique number for patient identification
Aerobic Requires oxygen to survive, microorganism which requires oxygen to survive
Agglutination Process of clumping together
Albumin The most plentiful protein in plasma
Allergy Sensitivity to various environmental factors
Anaerobic Survives without air
Anastomosis The point at which two hollow or tubular structures unify (connection point of veins or arteries
Anemia Without red cells, a condition indicating the normal number of RBC's is reduced
Aneurysm A localized weakness in walls of blood vessels, usually arteries. Indicated by an abnormal dilation of the blood vessel wall.
Angelology The science, or study of blood vessels and lymphatic
Antecubital Fossa Area around elbow the most common site to perform venipuncture, bend of elbow
Antibacterial Will destroy or weaken bacteria
Antibody A protein produced in lymph tissue of the lymphatic system, these proteins react with and neutralize foreign substances
Anticoagulant An additive (chemical) that prevents blood from clotting
Antigen Foreign protein introduced into the body which causes antibodies to be produced.
Antimicrobial Will destroy or suppress the reproduction of microbes
Aorta Largest artery in the body
Apathy Lack of feeling or emotion\
Apnea Temporary halting of breathing
Arteriole The small branch of an artery that leads into a capillary
Arteriosclerosis Hardening of the arteries
Artery Blood vessel that carries oxygenated blood away from the heart, can feel a pulse
Asepsis Sterile condition
Aseptic Free of microorganisms capabel of causing infection or contamination
Atria The upper receiving chambers of the heart
Bacteria Single cell organisms, microscopic
Bacteriology That which inhibits or retards bacterial growth
Basilic Vein Vein found on little finger side of arm, inner side of upper arm
Antibiotic Will destroy or weaken bacteria
Bacteriostatic That which inhibits or retards bacterial growth
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