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Heather Taylor

chapter 18 bonwit vocab

Ameboid Movement Movement used by leukoctyes that permits them to propel themselves from the capillaries to the tissues.
Anemia A condition in which there is a decrease in the number or erythrocytes or in the amont 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 the blood cells(especially leukocytes) through the wall of a capillary and into the tissues.
Hematology The study of blood and blood-forming tissues.
Hemolysis The breakdown or erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin into the plasma.
Leukocytosis An abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells(above 11,000 per cubic Millimeter of blood)
Leukopenia An abnormal in the number o white blood cells (below 4,500 per cubic millimeter of blood)
Oxyhemoglobin Hemoglobin that has combined with oxygen
Phagocytosis The engulfing and destruction of foreign particles such as bacteria, by specail cells called phagocytes
Polycythemia A disorder in which there is an increase in reb cell mass
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