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Bonewit chpt 19

Blood Chemistry and Immunology-Candace Oty

Agglutination Clumping of blood cells
Analyte A substance that is being identified or measured in laboratory test
Antibody A substance that is capable of combining with an antigen, resulting in an antigen-antibody reaction.
Antigen A substance capable of stimulating the formation of antibodies.
Antiserum A serum that contains antibodies.
Blood Antibody A protein present in the blood plasma that is capable of combining with its corresponding blood antigen to produce an antigen-antibody reaction.
Donor One who furnishes something, such as blood, tissue, or organs, to be used in another individual.
Gene A unit of heredity.
Glycogen The form in which carbohydrate is stored in the body.
Glycosylation The process of glucose attaching of hemoglobin.
HDL cholesterol A lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that removes excess cholesterol from the cell.
Hemoglobin A1 Compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin.
Hyperglycemia An abnormally high level of glucose int he blood.
Hypoglycemia An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
In vitro Occurring in glass. Refers to test performed under artificial conditions, as in the laboratory.
LDL cholesterol A lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that picks up cholesterol and delivers it to the cells.
Lipoprotein A complex molecule consisting of protein and a liquid fraction such as cholesterol. Lipoprotein functions in transporting liquids in the blood.
Recipient One who receives something, such as blood transfusion, from a donor.
Created by: candaceoty