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Bonewit #19

Blood Chemistry & Immunology - Nora Godsey

agglutination clumping of blood cells
analyte subst. that is being identified or measured in a lab test
antibody subst. that is capable of combining with an antigen, resulting in an antigen-antibody reaction
antigen subst. capable of stimulating the formation of antibodies
antiserum serum that contains antibodies
blood antibody protein present in the blood plasma that is capable of combining with its corresponding blood antigen to produce an antigen-antibody reaction
blood antigen protein present on the surface of rbcs that determines a person's blood type
donor one who furnishes something, such as blood, tissue, or organs, to be used in another individual
gene unit of heredity
glycogen form in which carbohydrate is stored in the body
glycosylation process of glucose attaching to hemoglobin
HDL cholesterol lipoprotein, consisting of protein & cholesterol, that removes excess cholesterol from the cells
hemoglobin A1c compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin
hyperglycemia abnormally high level of glucose in the blood
hypoglycemia abnormally low level of glucose in the blood
in vitro occurring in glass. refers to test performed under artificial conditions, as in the lab
in vivo occurring in the living body or organism
LDL cholesterol lipoprotein, consisting of protein & cholesterol that picks up cholesterol & delivers it to the cells
lipoprotein complex molecule consisting of protein & a lipid fraction such as cholesterol. lipoproteins function in transporting lipids in the blood
recipient one who receives something, such as blood transfusion, from a donor
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