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Shinlever Blood Term

Terms on Blood - Anatomy

TermDefinition
agglutination The clumping that occurs when antibodies of a blood type are combined with that blood type.
anemia A decrease in the oxygen carrying ability of the blood.
antibodies Proteins in the plasma of the blood that is made in response to the absence of the RBC antigen.
antigens Proteins that are located on the surface of red blood cells.
coagulation The clotting of blood.
diapedesis The action of white blood cells to move in and out of blood vessels.
embolism A thrombus that moves and blocks a blood vessel.
erythrocytes red blood cells
erythropoietin A hormone that controls the rate of erythrocyte production.
fibrin Protein fibers that form when blood clotting is necessary.
hemocytoblast The blood stem cell. Found in red bone marrow.
hemoglobin The substance that allows erythrocytes to carry oxygen.
hemostasis The stoppage of bleeding.
leukemia A disease of the white blood cells, that can originate in the bone marrow.
Leukocytes White blood cells
Plasma The fluid matrix of blood. It contains vitamins, water, wastes, etc.
Platelets Fragments of cells that are involved in blood clotting.
Thrombus A blood clot that develops in an unbroken blood vessel.
Created by: jshinlever