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Bonewit Chapter 17


The surface of the arm in front of the elbow. ANTECUBITAL SPACE
A substance that inhibits blood clotting. ANTICOAGULANT
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. BUFFY COAT
A closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum. EVACUATED TUBE
A swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel. HEMATOMA
An increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components 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. HEMOCONCENTRATION
The breakdown of blood cells. HEMOLYSIS
Inflammation of bone and cartilage. OSTEOCHONDRITIS
Inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection. OSTEOMYELITIS
A health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens. PHLEBOTOMIST
The liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear, straw-colored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume. PLASMA
Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed. SERUM
Puncturing of a vein. VENIPUNCTURE
The backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein. VENOUS REFLUX
The temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow. VENOUS STASIS
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