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Antecubital space. the surface of the arm in front of the elbow..
Anticoagulant. a substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Buffy coat 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
Evacuated tube a close glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum.
Hematoma a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
Hemoconcentration 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.
Hemolysis. the break down of blood cells..
Osteochondritis. inflammation of bone and cartilage..
Osteomyelitis. inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection..
Phlebotomist. a health care professional trained in the collection of blood..
Phelbotomy. incision of a vein for the removal of blood the collection of blood.
plasma. the liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear straw colored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume. .
serum. plasma from which clotting factor fibrinogen had been removed..
venipunture. puncturing of a vein.
venous reflux. the backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube.) into the patient vein.
venous stasis. the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow..
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