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Medical Terminology

Chapter 8: The Blood and Lymphatic Systems

TermDefinition
Ecchymosis large bruise
Hematopoiesis hemato/poiesis formation of blood cells
sphygmomanometer sphygmo/mano/meter fancy name for the device used to measure blood pressure
phlebarteriectasia phleb/arteri/ectasia dilation of blood vessels
immunocompromised immuno/compromised having an immune system incapable of responding normally and completely to a pathogen or disease
hyperbilirubinemia hyper/bili/rubin/emia excessive bilirubin in the blood
splenorrhexis spleno/rrhexis rupture of the spleen
cytapheresis cyt/apheresis apheresis to remove cellular material
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
nephrosplenopexy nephro/spleno/pexy surgical fixation of the spleen and a kidney
Created by: kapowell911