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Bonewit Chapt #17


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 white blood cells & platelets that lies between a top layer of plasma & a bottom layer of red blood cells 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 red blood cells, enzymes, iron & calcium, as a result of a 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 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 a clear, straw colored fluid that comprises 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 backflow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein
venous stasis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow
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