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vocabulary/ definition

TermDefinition
anemia condition in which levels of hemoglobin in the red blood cells are insufficient; caused by decreased healthy red cell production by the bone marrow, increased erythrocyte destruction, or blood loss from heavy menstrual periods or internal bleeding
antecubital space depression in the front of the elbow that is the most commonly used site for venipuncture
basophil granular leukocytes
capillaries smallest blood vessels; connect the arteries and veins that pump the blood to and from the heart
carboxyhemoglobin when hemoglobin is carrying carbon dioxide
electrolytes an ion that is electrically charged and moves to either a negative (cathode) or positive (anode) electrode
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) rate at which red blood cells settle at the bottom of a tube
erythropoietin glycoprotein hormone that controls red blood cell production
hematology study of blood and the tissues that produce it
hematopoiesis formation of blood cells
heparin substance that prevents clotting
lymphocytes white blood cells created in the bone marrow that allow the body to recognize organisms that have invaded it previously
microhematocrit hematocrit performed with a capillary tube on an extremely small quantity of blood
monocytes type of leukocytes that are formed in the bone marrow from stem cells and assist in phagocytosis
mononucleosis a contagious viral infection frequently spread through oral contact; also know as infectious mononucleosis, mono, and kissing disease
oxyhemoglobin hemoglobin that is carrying oxygen
phenylketonuria congenital disease caused by a defect in the metabolism of the amino acid phenylalanine
platelets smallest cells in blood, formed in the red bone marrow; main function is to assist in the clotting of blood; also known as thrombocytes
serum plasma without the fibrinogen
Created by: youngboj2