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Chapter 7 lecture


HCT hematocrit
RBC Red blood cell
WBC white blood cell
hematologist medical specialty of the blood and its disorders
platelet small particle involved in clotting process aka thrombocytes
ist specialist
hemato blood
co2 carbon dioxide
hgb hemoglobin
SOB shortness of breath
agglutinate stick together to form clumps
erythrocyte red blood cell
hypoxic deficient on oxygen
an without
erythro red
hemo blood
lysis destruction
granulocyte a white blood cell that contains multiple small granules in its cytoplasm
leukocytosis an excessive number of white blood cells
a without
leuko white
phil /philia attraction
cyto cell
fibrin stringy protein fiber that is a component of a blood clot
Hematoma (bruise ) collection of blood that has escaped from vessels into surrounding tissues
petechial pinpoint capillary hemorrhagic spot in the skin
purpura skin hemorrhages that are red initially and then turn purple
coagulation process of blood clotting
embolus detached piece of thrombus, a mass of bacteria, quantity of air, or foreign body that blocks a blood vessel
greek def of embolus plug , stopper
thrombo blood clot
RH Rhesus
miscarriage spontaneous expulsion of the products of pregnancy before fetal viability
Placenta ( latin term) cake
node a circumscribed mass of tissue
pathogen a disease causing microorganism
tonsil mass of lymphoid tissue on either side of the throat at the back of the tongue .
logist specialists , one who studies
lg immunoglobin
ectomy surgical excision
megaly enlargement
splenectomy surgical removal of the spleen
splenomegaly enlarged spleen
Tonsillitis inflammation of the tonsils and adenoids
itis inflammation
antecubital in front of the elbow
toxin poison substance formed by a cell or organism ( Greek ) poison
vaccine preparation to generate active immunity
immune protected from
dormant inactive
immunodeficiency failure of the immune system
Aids acquired immunodeficiency virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
MRSA methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
microscope instrument for viewing something small that can not be seen with the naked eye
micro small
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