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Bonewit Chapt 17


Antecubital Space The surface of the arm in front of the elbow.
Anticoagulant A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Buffy Coat A thin, light colord layer of white blood cells and plateless that lies in between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells.
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 nofilterable blood componets in the blood vessel, such as red blood cells.
Hemolysis The breakdown of blood cells.
Osteochondritis Inflammation of bone and cartilage.
Osteomylitis Inflammation of the bone or bone marrow.
Phlebotomist A health care professional trained in the collection of blood.
Phlebotomy Incision of a vein for the removal of blood.
Plasma The liquid part of the blood consisiting of a clear straw colored fluid that comprises approx. 55% of the blood volume.
Serum Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
Venipuncture Puncturing of a vein.
Venous reflux The backflow of blood.
Venous Stasis The temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood.
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