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Map 105

TermDefinition
centrifuge a machine for the separation of heavier materials from lighter ones through the use of centrifugal force
diffuse to scatter or spread
elasticity ability to return to shape after being stretched
gauge the size of the needle bore. the smaller the number, the larger the needle bore
hematoma a tumor or swelling that contains blood
hemolysis dissolution, the breaking down of red blood cells
herapin a substance formed in the liver that inhibits the coagulation of blood
lancet a sharp, pointed instrument used to pierce the skin to obtain a capillary blood sample
phlebotomy process of collecting blood
plasma the liquid part of the lymph and blood
puncture a hole made by something pointed
serum blood plasma in which clotting factors (such as fibin) have been removed naturally by allowing the blood to clot prior to isolating the liquid component.
sterile without any organisms
tourniquet any constrictor used on an extremity to produce pressure on an artery and control bleeding
venipuncture the puncture of a vein.
venous pertaining to a vein
Created by: eska8945