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Bonewit Chapt 17

Phlebotomy (Allysa Jasper)

antecubital space the surface of the arm in front of the elbow
anticoagulant a substance that inhibits blood clotting
buffy coat
exacuated tube a closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vaccum
hematoma a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel
hemolysis the breakdown of blood cells
osteochondritits inflammation of bone and cartliage
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone or bone marrow as a result of bacterial infection
phlebotomist a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens
phlebotomy incision of a vein for the removal of blood; the collection of blood
plasma the liquid part of the blood consisting of clear, strawcolored fluid that comprises approximatley 55% of the blood volume
serum plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed
venipuncture puncturing of a vein
venous reflux the backflow of blood (from a evacuated tube)into the patient's vein
venous stasis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow
Created by: allysajasper