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chapter 19

terminology darcia

agglutination (as it pertains to blood) clumping of blood cells
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 )pl. antisera) a serum that contains antiodies
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 carbohydrates is stored in the body
glycosylation the process of glucose attaching to hemoglobin
HDL cholesterol a lipoprotein consisting of protein and cholesterol which moves excess cholesterol 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 test performed inder arftifical condition as in laboratory
in vivo occuring in the living body or organism
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 lipid fracture such as cholesterol lipoproteins function in transporting lipids in the blood
recipients one who receives something such as a blood transfusion from a donor
blood antigen a protein present on surface of red blood cells that determine a persons blood type
Created by: darciascearse