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Bonewit Chapt 19

Blood Chemistry & Immunology (Kali Dansingburg)

Agglutination (as it pertains to blood) Clumping of blood cells.
Analyte A substance that is being identified or measured in a laboratory test.
Antibody A substance that is capable of combining with an antigen, resulting in an antigen-antibody reaction.
Antigen A substance capable of stimulating the formation of antibodies.
Antiserum (pl. antisera) A serum that contains antibodies.
Blood antibody A protein present in the blood plasma that is capable of combining with its corresponding blood antigen to produce an antigen-antibody reaction.
Blood antigen A protein present on the surface of red blood cells that determines a person's blood type.
Donor One who furnishes something, such as blood, tissue, or organs, to be used in another individual.
Gene A unit of heredity.
Glycogen The form in which carbohydrate is stored in the body.
Glycosylation The process of glucose attaching to hemoglobin.
HDL cholesterol A lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that removes excess cholesterol from the cells.
Hemoglobin A1C Compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin.
Hyperglycemia An abnormally high level of glucose in the blood.
Hypoglycemia An abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
In vitro Occurring in glass. Refers to tests performed under artificial conditions, as in the laboratory.
In vivo Occurring in the living body or organism.
LDL cholesterol A lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that picks up cholesterol and delivers it to the cells.
Lipoprotein A complex molecule consisting of protein and a lipid fraction such as cholesterol. Lipoproteins function in transporting lipids in the blood.
Recipient One who receives something, such as blood transfusion, from a donor.
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