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Bonewit Chapt 19

Blood Chemistry & Immunology

Agglutination Clumping of blood cells.
Analyte A substance that is being identified or measured in a lab 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 in the blood plasma that is capable of combining with its corresponding blood antigen to produce an antigen antibody reaction.
Blood Antigen A protein present on the surface of red blood cells that determines a persons blood type.
Donor One who furnishes something, such as blood, tissue, or organs, to be used in another individual.
Gene A unit of hereditary.
Glycogen The form in which carbohydrate is stored in the body.
Glycosylation The process of glucose attaching to hemoglobin.
HDL cholesterol A lipoprotein consisting of protein and cholestrol that remove excesses cholestrol from the cells.
Hemoglobin A1c Compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin.
Hyperglycemia AN abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.
Hypoglycemia An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
In vitro Occuring in glass. Refers to tests preformed under artifical conditions as in the lab.
In vivo Occuring in the living body.
LDL cholesterol lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol that picks ip and delivers it to the cells.
lipoprotein a complex molecule consisting of protein and a lipid fraction such as cholesterol.
Recipient One who receives something, such as blood transfusion, from a donor.
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