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Hematology 1

Medical Science 1

albumin plasma protein-maintains volume
antibody substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates a specific substance (antigen) that has entered the body
anticoagulant substance preventing coagulation-antiprothrombin and antithromboplastin
antigen substance that, when introduced into the body, causes formation of antibodies against it
basophil white blood cell. Phagocytosis; releases heparin and histamine and promotes the inflammatory response
coagulation process of blood clotting
diapedsis passage of blood cells through unruptured vessel walls into tissues
eosinophiles white blood cell. increases during parasitic worm infestations and allergic attacks
erythrocyte red blood cell 4 - 5 million, with no nucleus
erythropoiesis formation of RBC's
fibrin insoluble protein which is converted into fibrin by the action of thrombin
hemoglobin oxygen carrying pigment of the blood
hemolysis the bursting of RBC's
heparin anticoagulant- slows bleeding
leukocyte white blood cell. 3,200 - 9,800
lymphocyte white blood cell. helps form antibodies at the site of inflammation; protects against cancer.
monocyte white blood cell. phagocytosis
neutrophil white blood cell. phagocytosis against bacteria. Contributes to pus
pathogenic disease causing
phagocytosis process that surrounds, engulfs, and digests harmful bacteria.
plasma liquid portion of the blood
platelets responsible for blood clotting 250,000 - 450,000
prothrombin a globulin that helps blood coagulate
Rh Factor Antigen found in RBC's
serum clear, pale yellow fluid that separates from a clot of blood plasma that contains no fibrinogen
thrombin enzyme found i blood; produced from an inactive precursor, prothrombin. inducing clotting by converting fibrinogen to fibrin.
thrombocyte platelet necessary for blood clotting
thromboplastin substance secreted by platelets when tissue is injured; necessary for blood clotting
universal donor type O blood; has no A or B antigens
universal recipient individual that has AB blood
abscess pus-filled cavity
edema excessive fluid in tissue
erythroblastosis fetalis hemolytic disease of a new born
pus product of inflammation; dead tissue, dead and living bacteria, dead WBC's, and blood plasma
pyrexia fever
RHO gam specific preparation of immune globulin given.
Created by: tennisftw