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Bonewit Chapt 17

Phlebotomy (Kali Dansingburg)

Antecubital space The surface of the arm in front of the elbow.
Anticoagulant A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Buffy coat A thin, light-colored layer of WBCs and platelets that lies between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of RBCs when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen.
Evacuated tube A closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum.
Hematoma A swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
Hemoconcentration An increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components in the blood vessels, such as RBCs, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of decrease in the fluid content of the blood.
Hemolysis The breakdown of blood cells.
Osteochondritis Inflammation of bone and cartilage
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 vein for the removal of blood; the collection of blood.
Plasma The liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear, straw colored fluid that compromises approximately 55% of the blood volume.
Serum Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
Venipuncture Puncturing of a vein.
Venous reflux The back flow of blood into the patient's vein.
Venous stasis The temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow.
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