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Chapter18 hematolog

Ameboid movement movement used by leuocytes that permits them to propel themselves from the capillaries into the tissue
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 break down of heme from the hemoglobin molecule
diadesis the ameboid movement of blood cells through the wall of a capillary and out into the tissue
hematology the study of blood and blood forming tissues
hemoglobin the iron containing pigment of erthrocytes that transports oxygen in the body
hemolysis the breakdown of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin into the plasma
leukocytosis an abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells
leukopenia an abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells
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 int he red blood cell mass
Created by: Breanneharber