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Blood and Lymphatic

The Blood and Lymphatic System

embolus dislodged, circulating clot
allergens A substance that can produce a hypersensitive reaction in the body.
antigens A substance, usually a protein, that causes the formation of an antibody and reacts specifically with that antibody.
coagulation The process of transforming a liquid into a solid, especially of the blood.
edema The abnormal accumulation of fluid in interstitial spaces of tissues.
pancytopenia A marked reduction in the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
platelet A clotting cell; thrombocyte
septicemia Systemic infection in which pathogens are present in the circulating bloodstream, having spread from an infection in any part of the body.
serum The clear, thin, and sticky fluid portion of the blood that remains after coagulation.
splenomegaly An abnormal enlargement of the spleen.
thrombocyte A clotting cell; platelet
thrombus A clot
acquired immunity Immunity that is a result of the body developing the ability to defend itself against a specific agent, as a result of having had the disease or from having received an immunization against a disease.
hypersensitivity An abnormal condition characterized by an excessive reaction to a particular stimulus.
immunity The state of being resistant to or protected from a disease.
local reaction A reaction to treatment that occurs at the site it was administered.
lymphocyte Small, agranulocytic leukocytes originating from fetal stem cells and developing in the bone marrow.
natural immunity Immunity with which we are born.
pathogens Disease-producing microorganisms.
susceptible A state of having a lack of resistance to pathogens and other harmful agents.
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