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Ameboid Movement Movement used by luekocytes that permits them to propel themselves from the capillaries into the tissues.
Anemia A condition in which there is a decrease in the erythrocytes or amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
Bilirubin An orange-colored bile pigment produced by the breakdown of heme from the hemoglobin molecule.
Diapedesis The ameboid movement of blood cells (especially leukocytes) through the wall of a capillary and out into the tissues.
Hematology The study of blood and blood-forming tissues.
Hemoglobin The iron-containing pigment of erythrocytes that transports oxygen in the body.
Hemolysis The breakdown of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin into plasma.
Leukocytosis An abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (greater than 11,000 per cubic millimeter of blood).
Leukopenia An abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells (less than 4500 per cubic millimeter of blood).
Oxyhemoglobin Hemoglobin that has combined with oxygen.
Phagocytosis The engulfing and destruction of foreign particles, such as bacteria, by special cells called phagocytes.
Polycythemia A disorder in which there is an increase in the red blood cell mass.
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