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Bonewit #17

Phlebotomy- Ayche Koester

antecubital space the surface of the arm in front of the elbow
anticoagulant a substance that inhabits blood clotting
buffy coat a thin, light layer of white blood cells and platelets that lies between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen
Evacuated tube a closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum
hematoma a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel
hemoconcentration An increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components in the blood vessels, such as red blood cells, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood
hemolysis the breakdown of blood cells
osteochondritis inflammation of bone and cartilage
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone or bone marrow as a result of bacterial infection
phlebotomist a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens
phlebotomy incisions of a vein for the removal of blood, the collection of blood
plasma the liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear, strawcolored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume
serum plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed
veinpuncture puncture of a vein
venous reflux the backflow of blood( from an evecuated tube) into the patients vein
venous stasis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow