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Bomewit Chapter 17

The surface of the arm in front of the elbow Antecubital space
A substance that inhibits blood clotting Anticoagulant
a thin, light-colored layer of white blood cells and platelets that lies between a top layer pf plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen Buffy coat
A closed glass or plastic tube that contians a premeasured vacuum Evacuated tube
A swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by abreak in a blood vessel Hematoma
An increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood comonents in the blood vessels, such as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood Hemoconcentration
The breakdown of blood cells Hemolysis
Inflammation of the bone and cartilage Osteochondritis
Inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection Osteomyelitis
A health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens Phlebotomist
Incision of a vein for the removal of blood; the collection of the blood Phlebotomy
The liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear, straw- colored fluid that comprises approxmately 55% of the blood volume Plasma
Plasma form which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed Serum
Puncturing of a vein Venipuncture
The backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein Venous reflux
THe temporary cessation or slowing of the venou blood flow Venous Stasis
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