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Bonewit Chapter 19

Agglutination (as it pertains to blood) CLumping of blood cells
Antibody A substance that is capable of combining with an antigen, resulting in an antgen-antibody reaction
Antigen A substance capanle of stimulating the formation of anitbodies
Antiserum (pl. antisera) A serum that contains antibody
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
Blood antigen A protein present on the surface of red blood cells that determine a person's bllod type
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 carbohydrate is stored in the body
Glycosylation The process of glucose attaching to hemoglobin
HDL cholesterol A lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol from the cells
Hemoglobin A 1c Compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin
Hyperglycemia An abnormally high level og glucose in the blood
HYpoglycemia An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood
In vitro Occurring in glass. Refers to tests performed under artifical conditions, as in the lab
In vivo Occuring in the living body or organisim
LDL cholesterol A lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that picks up cholesterol and delivers it to cells
Lipoprotein A complex molecule consisting of protein and a lipid fraction such as cholesterol. Lipoproteins function in transporting lipids in the blood
Recipient One who recieves something, such as a blood transfusion from a donor
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