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Bonewit Chapt 19

Blood Chemistry & Immunology Toritafout

HDL cholesterol a lipoprotein, consisting of protein & cholesterol, which removes excess cholesterol from the cells
LDL cholesterol a lipoprotein, consisting of protein and cholesterol, that picks up cholesteraol & deliveries it to the cells
agglutination (as it pertains to blood) ; clumping of blood cells
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 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 reacion
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 anotehr individual
gene a unit of heredity
glycogen the form in which carbohydrate is stored in the body
glycosylation the proecess of glucose attaching to hemoglobin
hemoglbin A1c compound formed when glucose attaches or glycosylates to the protein in hemoglobin
hyperglycemia an abnormally high 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
lipoprotein a complex molecule consisting of protein & a lipid fraction such as cholesterol; its function is transporting lipids in the blood
recipient one who receives something, such as a blood transfussion,from a donor
analyte a substance that is being identified or measured ina laboratory test.
hypoglycemia an abnormally low level of glucosein the blood
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