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PE Ch 6

Phlebotomy Essentials Ch 6

antecubital medical term meaning in front of the elbow
arrhythmia irregularity in the heart rate, rhythym or beat
atria upper, receiving chambers of the heart
basilic vein large antecubital vein on the inner side of the arm
blood pressure force exerted by the blood on the walls of the blood vessels
cardiac cycle one complete contraction and subsequent relaxation of the heart
cephalic vein antecubital vein in the lateral aspect of the arm
coagulation blood-clotting process
cross-match test to determine compatibility of blood for transfusion
diastole relaxing phase of the cardiac cycdle
ECG/EKG record of the electrical activity of the heart
erythrocyte medical term for red blood cell (RBC)
extrinsic originating outside
fibrinolysis process that leads to dissolution of a blood clot
hemostasis process by which the body stops blood loss after injury
intrinsic originating within
pulmonary circulation system that carries blood from the heart to the lungs and back
leukocyte medical term for white blood cell (WBC)
median cubital vein vein located near the middle of the antecubital fossa area
plasma fluid portion of whole blood
serum fluid portion of clotted blood
sphygmomanometer blood pressure cuff
systemic circulation system that carries blood from the heart to the body tissues and back
systole contracting phase of the cardiac cycle
thrombin main coagulation enzyme
thrombocyte medical term for platelet
vasoconstriction reduction in blood vessel diameter due to contraction of tunica media muscles
ventricles lower chambers of the heart, which deliver blood to the arteries
erythrocyte red blood cell
anemia low blood count
endocarditis inflammation of the inner lining of the heart
toxic pertaining to poison
thrombocyte platelet (clotting cell)
capillaries exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide and nutrients for wastes between the cells and the blood
median cubital vein perferred vein for venipuncture in the H shaped pattern
median vein first choice for venipunture in the M shaped pattern
median basilic vein last choice for venipuncture site (in M shaped pattern)
ABO blood group system four blood types based on the presence or absence of antigens
serum remaining fluid after blood clots
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