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Blood, Lymph & Immune Systems Spelling

TermDefinition
adenopathy disease of a gland
agranulocyte type of white blood cell without granules
anemia reduction in the number of circulating red blood cells
antiserum blood serum that contains antibodies
autoimmune disease failure of the body to accurately distinguish between what is self " and what is "non-self"
basophil leukocyte that releases histamines and heparin; slightly phagocytic
blood composed of a liquid portion called plasma, and solid portion containing: RBC's, WBC's and platelets
dyspnea difficulty breathing
edema abnormal accumulation of fluids in the intercellular spaces of the body
eosinophil leukocyte that protects the body by releasing toxins to destroy harmful invaders
erythema redness of the skin
erythrocyte mature red blood cell
erythrocytolysis destruction of red cells
erythropenia decreased red blood cells
granulocyte type of white blood cell containing granules; formed in the red bone marrow
hematopoiesis formation of blood cells and platelets in the bone marrow
hemocytoblast stem cell, from which other blood cells develop
hemoglobin a specialized plasma protein containing iron which gives blood its red colour and also carries oxygen to body tissues
hemophilia a hereditary disorder in which there is an impairment of the blood clotting mechanism
hemosiderosis abnormal increase of iron in the blood
hypochromic pertaining to decrease of colour
hypotension low blood pressure
immunologist one who specializes in the study of protection
leukocyte white blood cell; prevents invasion of foreign microorganisms
leukocytosis abnormal increase of white cells
leukopenia decrease in white blood cells
lymphocytes white blood cell in blood and lymphatic tissues; provides protection from bacteria
lymphoma tumour of lymph tissue
megakaryocyte cell with a large nucleus; fragments become platelets
monocyte leukocyte that is phagocytic; has a large nucleus
morphology the study of shape
myeloblast embryonic WBC formed in bone marrow
myeloid resembling bone marrow
myeloid tissue tissue which resembles the myelocyte of bone marrow
neutrophil the most numerous white cell, highly phagocytic
phagocytosis condition of ingesting cells
phlebotomy obtaining blood for the purpose of testing
plasma the liquid portion of the blood where blood cells are suspended
reticulocyte immature RBC
splenomegaly enlargement of the spleen
tachycardia rapid heart beat
thrombocyte platelet; initiates blood clotting
thrombocytopenia decrease of platelets
thrombolysis destruction of a clot
thymectomy removal/excision of the thymus gland
vertigo dizziness
viscous thick, sticky
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