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Vocab IV AD II #4


Lymphocyte a small white cell that plays a large role in defending the body against disease;responsible for immune responses
Metastasis the spread of cancer from one organ to another part of the body
Neoplasm an abnormal growth or tissue in a part of the body
Remission a period of time in which symptoms of disease are reduced or disappear
Mitosis the process in cell division in which the nucleus divides
Immune System the body system that protects from pathogens and other foreign substances
Lymph Nodes each of a number of small swellings in the lymphatic system where lymph is filtered and lymphocytes are found
Antibodies a blood protein produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen
T Cells a white blood cell that completes maturation in the thymus
B Cells a white blood cell that matures in bone marrow when stimulated differentiate into plasma cells
Immunosuppression impaired ability of the immune system and its ability to fight infection and other diseases
Chemotherapy a treatment for cancer using chemical agents or drugs selectively to malignant cells and tissues
Cancer disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body
Malignant becoming worse;producing death or deterioration
Plasma the yellowish part of the blood that makes up about half of the blood volume
Isotonic exhibiting equal osmotic pressure
Normal Saline sterile solution of sodium chloride
Fat Emulsion an IV administered to a patient to help them maintain their weight
Dextrose a form of glucose or sugar
Hyperalimentation another term for TPN; the administration of nutrition through an IV
Electrolyte minerals in your blood and other body fluids that carry an electric charge
Trace Element a chemical element required in minute quantities to maintain proper physical functioning
Amino Acid chemical compounds that link together to form proteins
Preservative a substance or preparation added to a product to destroy or inhibit the multiplication of microorganisms
Aseptic Technique a procedure used to maintain sterilization within the work area
Laminar Flow Hood a cabinet that is used to prepare sterile medications
Reconstitution to construct or form a new structure; to mix
Anti-parasitic class of drugs that destroys or inhibits the growth of parasites
Germicidal a disinfectant that kills pathogenic microorganisms
Nephrotoxicity quality or state of being toxic to the kidney cells
Ototoxicity damage to the hearing or balance functions of the ears cause by drugs or chemicals
Microorganism an organism too small to be viewed by the eye such as bacteria
HEPA Filter high efficiency particulate air filter
Chlorhexadine Gluconate an antiseptic compound used in various substances such as mouthwash
Lubricant a substance that minimizes the friction between two moving parts
Saline Cathartics an agent used to empty the bowels, like a laxative
Bowel Evacuants an agent used to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
Diarrhea an increased frequency of bowel movements more than 3x daily
Absorbent to absorb,suck up, or incorporate
Opiates sedative narcotics containing opium
Bacterial Replacements therapy replacing "good" bacteria back into the body
Concentration ration of mass and volume of a solute to mass and volume of a solution
Peristalsis wave like motion of the intestines as food moves through them
Chyme semi liquid form of food as it enters in the intestinal tract
Gastroesophageal Reflux GERD; a condition in which the stomach contents leak backwards into the esophagus causing heartburn and other symptoms
NSAID non steriodal anti inflammatory
Pyrogen a substance that produces fever when introduced into the blood stream
Antiseptic antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissues to reduce infection and sepsis
Supplement added to complete or supply a deficiency
Vitamin A a group of unsaturated hydrocarbons
Prothrombin a plasma protein produced in the liver and converted into thrombin in the clotting of blood
Antioxidant various substances that inhibit oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen and peroxides
Metabolism the sum of processes in the buildup and destruction of protoplasm
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