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Chap 9 Terms

Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related Terms

TermDefinition
anisocytosis iso-: same, equal Condition of marked variation in the size of erythrocytes when observed on a blood smear
ascites Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal or pleural cavity
bacteremia Presence of viable bacteria circulating in the bloodstream usually transient in nature
graft rejection Destruction of a transplanted organ or tissue by the recipient’s immune system
graft-versus-host disease Condition that occurs following bone marrow transplant in which the immune cells in the transplanted marrow produce antibodies against the host’s tissues
hematoma Localized accumulation of blood, usually clotted, in an organ, space, or tissue due to a break in or severing of a blood vessel
hemoglobinopathy globin/o: protein Any disorder caused by abnormalities in the hemoglobin molecule
hemolysis Destruction of RBCs with a release of hemoglobin that diffuses into the surrounding fluid
hemostasis Arrest of bleeding or circulation
immunity State of being protected against infectious diseases
active Immunity produced by the person’s own immune system
passive Immunity in which antibodies or other immune substances formed in one individual are transferred to another individual to provide immediate, temporary immunity
lymphadenopathy Any disease of the lymph nodes
lymphosarcoma sarc: flesh (connective tissue) Malignant neoplastic disorder of lymphatic tissue (not related to Hodgkin disease)
septicemia Serious, life-threatening bloodstream infection that may arise from other infections throughout the body, such as pneumonia, urinary tract infection, meningitis, or infections of the bone or GI tract; also called blood infection or blood poisoning
serology Laboratory test to detect the presence of antibodies, antigens, or immune substances
titer Blood test that measures the amount of antibodies in blood; commonly used as an indicator of immune status
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