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Bonewit #18

Hematology- Madison W.

Ameboid movement Movement used by leukocytes that permit 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.
Anisocytosis A variation in the size of RBC's,
Anticoagulant A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Bilirubin An orange-colored bile pigment produced by the breakdown of heme from the hemoglobin molecule.
Diapedesis The ameboid movement of blood cells through the wall of a capillary and out into the tissues.
Hematology The study of blood and blood forming tissues.
Hemoglobin The protein- and iron-containing pigment of erythrocytes that transports oxygen in the body.
Hypochromic A red blood cell with a decreased concentration of hemoglobin.
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 millimeters of blood)
microcytic An abnormally small red blood cell.
Macrocytic An abnormally large red blood cell.
Normochromic A red blood cell with a normal concentration of hemoglobin.
Normocytic A normal-sized red blood cell.
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.
Hemolysis The breakdown of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin into the plasma.
Created by: madisonwinget