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Medical Terminology

Chapter 8

TermDefinition
anisocytosis condition characterized by a great inequality in the size of red blood cells
cytapheresis apheresis to remove cellular material
immunocompromised having an immune system incapable of responding normally and completely to a pathogen or disease
ischemia blockage of blood flow to an organ
pancytopenia deficiency in all cellular components of the blood
poikilocytosis condition characterized by red blood cells in a variety of shapes
splenorrhexis rupture of the spleen
transfusion infusion into a patient of blood from another source
PTT partial thromboplastin time
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
Created by: missallymae