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Memmler's Ch. 13

Circulation and Body Defense

What is Plasma made of? Serum & clotting factors
Hemorrhage Excessive bleeding
Thrombocyte Blood platelet; cell fragment that participates in clotting
Thrombocytopenia Deficiency of platelets in the blood.
Thrombolytic Dissolving blood clots
Thrombophlebitis Inflammation of a vein associated with blood clot formation
Thrombus Blood clot within a vessel
Serum Liquid portion of blood without clotting factors; thin, watery fluid
Abscess Area of tissue breakdown; a localized space in the body containing pus and liquefied tissue.
acid-fast stain Procedure used to color cells for viewing under the microscope.
acidosis Condition that results from a decrease in pH of body fluids
agranulocyte Leukocyte without visible granules in the cytoplasm when stained; lymphocyte or monocyte
albumin protein in blood plasma and other body fluids; helps maintain the osmotic pressure of the blood
alkalosis Condition that results from an increase in the pH of body fluids
anemia abnormally low level of hemoglobin or red cells in the blood, resulting in inadequate delivery of oxygen to the tissues
aneurysm bulging sac in the wall of a vessel
Created by: Jmelville