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phleb def 91-135

hcts phlebotomy 91-135 definitions

TermDefinition
gauge an instrument which measures the size of the needle
geriatrics study of aging and the problem of the elderly
gerontology study of geriatrics
glucose a sugar dextrose formed in the body during metabolic process
gram stain staining bacteria for identification purposes
great saphenous the longest vein in the leg
gynecology study of female genital organs
hematocrit percentage of erythrocytes in the whole blood by volume
hematology study of blood and tissues which form blood
hematoma localized collection of blood caused by a break in the wall of the blood vessel
hemoconcentration concentration or accumulation of large analytes in the blood, increase concentration of red blood cells caused by a decrease in plasma volume
hemolysis rupture of red blood cells and release of hemoglobin into the serum or plasma
hemophilia a blood disease which interferes with the normal clotting of blood causing excessive bleeding
hemorrhage discharge of an abnormally large amount of blood
hematopoiesis production of cells with in the bone marrow
hemostasis process by which the body stops the leakage of blood after injury
hepatic pertaining to the liver
hepatitis inflammation of the liver
homeostasis balanced or steady state of equilibrium
hormone chemical substance which is manufactured in a organ gland or body part and is transported in the blood stream to another part of the blood and used there to stimulate a chemical action or increased body function
host that upon which a parasite or microorganism feeds
hyperglycemia unusually high level of blood sugar
hypoglycemia unusually low level of blood sugar
hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus through walls of the abdomen or vagina
immune resistance to a disease brought about by the development of antibodies
incoherent inability to make oneself understood by another
incontinence loss of sphincter control leading to the inability to retain urine, semen, or feces
incubation growing of microorganisms in a temperature controlled environment
infection pathological condition caused by the growth of microorganisms in a host
inferior vena cava principle vein draining the lower part of the body
inoculate to introduce microorganisms into a culture medium
insulin hormone used to control blood sugar levels
interstitial fluid fluid found between tissue cells as plasma filters out of the capillaries into microscopic spaces
intracellular fluid fluid within the cells consisting mostly of water
iodine element used in the development and function of the thyroid gland, tincture of iodine , is used as a disinfectant and as a germicide
isolation separation; confining a patient to a specified area
lethargic condition or drowsiness or indifference
leukemia blood tissue disease marked by the excessive production of white blood cells
leukocytes white blood cell
leukocytosis marked increase in the leukocytes in the blood
leukopenia marked decrease in leukocytes in the blood
lipemia abnormal amount of fat in the blood causing the serum to appear milky cloudy
liter metric fluids measure equivalent to 1000 milliliters (ml)
liver largest organ in the body involved with metabolism, blood clotting and protein formation
lumen inner cavity of blood vessel and arteries through which blood flow
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