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Blood Terms

Hematology and Immunology

TermDefinition
emia condition
phleb vein
penia deficiency
reperfusion injury injury to tissue that occurs after blood flow is restored
lymphadema swelling of the lymph nodes, especially in the extremities
anisocytosis condition of great inequality in the size of the RBCs
hematopoiesis formation of BCs
oligocythemia deficiency in the number of RBCs
poikilocytosis RBCs in a variety of shapes
reticulocyte immature RBC
thymic hyperplasia overdevelopment of the thymus
hamtocrit test to judge or separate the blood; determines the ratio of RBCs to total blood volume
phlebarteriectasia dilation of blood vessels
elliptocyte oval-shaped RBC
erythrocytosis increase in RBCs
macrocytosis large RBCs
microcytosis small RBCs
normocyte normal sized RBC
pancytopenia deficiency in all cellular components of the blood
polycythemia excess RBCs
spherocyte spherical RBC
thrombophlebitis inflammation of a vein caused by a clot
aplastic anemia anemia caused by insufficient RBC formation
hemolytic anemia anemia caused by destruction of RBCs
lymphangiescatsia dilation of lymph vessel
myelodysplagis poor production of cells by the marrow
apheresis general term for a process that draws out blood, removes something from it, then returns the blood