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Medical Terminology #3

ecchymosis large bruise
petechia small bruise
anisocytosis condition characterized by a great inequality in size of red blood cells
poikilocytosis condition characterized by red blood cells in a variety of sizes
reticulocyte immature red blood cell; the root comes from the net like appearance
hematocrit test to judge or separate the blood; it is used to determine the ratio of red blood cells to total blood volume
sphygmomanometer fancy name for the device used to measure blood pressure
aplastic anemia anemia caused by red blood cells not being formed in sufficient quantities
hemolytic anemia anemia caused by the destruction of red blood cells
iron deficiency anemia anemia caused by inadequate iron intake
Created by: vdumont1