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MedCon 7

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Anemia any decrease in oxygen carrying ability of the red blood cell
Bence Jones protein a special protein found in the blood and urine indicative of multiple myeloma
Bleeding time a test to determine the length of bleeding time or time it takes the blood to clot
Complete blood count a laboratory test that identifies the number of red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets per cubic millimeter
Differential a detailed white blood cell count identifying the number of each type of leukocyte
Dyspnea difficulty breathing
Ecchymoses large areas of bruising or hemorrhage
Epistaxis hemorrhage or bleeding from the nose; nosebleed
Erythrocytopenia a deficiency of red blood cells
Erythrocytosis a conditions of increased red blood cells
Hemarthrosis bleeding into joints
Hematemesis vomiting blood
Hematocrit a measurement of the amount of red cell mass as proportion of whole blood
Hematuria blood in the urine
Hemoglobin a measurement of the amount of hemoglobin or oxygen carrying potential available in the blood
Hemolyzed broken down cells
Leukemia a progressive overgrowth of abnormal leukocytes; a malignant disease of the bone marrow
Leukocytopenia a decrease in white cell count
Leukocytosis an increase in white cell count
lymphocytopenia or lymphopenia a decrease in lymphocytes
Neutropenia a decrease in neutophils
Pallor lack of colour or paleness
Pancytopenia severe decrease or total absence of erythrocytes, leukocytes and thrombocytes
Petechiae small hemorrhages in the skin
Purpura a bleeding disorder characterized by bleeding into the skin and mucous membranes initially turning the affected areas purplish in colour
Reed Sternberg cell
Syncope fainting
Tachycardia a rapid heart rate; usually a rate above 100 beats per minute
Thrombocytopenia a decrease in platelets leading to a coagulation problem
Thrombocytosis an increase in platelets
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