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blood vocabulary

vocabulary words

Wright's stain commonly used blood stain
reticulocyte immature RBC
hemolysis destruction of RBC release of Hgb
heparin anticoagulant
thrombocytopenia deficiency of platelets
phagocytosis engulfing of foreign particals EC:pac-man
anaphylactic reaction severe allergic reaction EC: epinephrine
leukemia malignent overgrowth of WBC
splenomegaly enlarment of spleen
anemia deficiency of iron in blood EC: Hgb
leukopenia deficiency of WBC
band cell immature neutrophil EC: granulocyte
corpuscle small mass or body
antihistamine drug that counteracts effect of histamine/ used to treat allergic reaction EC: benadryl
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate EC: blood test for inflammation
BT bleeding time
CBC complete blood count EC: RBC, WBC, platelets, defferential
lytes electrolytes EC: sodium, potassium, chloride
crit hematocrit EC: Hct
Created by: petitegodess