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MLT Phlebotomy Ch 1

Med Lab Tech Ch 1 Vocabulary

Aseptic free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
capillary any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
chemistry the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
confidentiality discretion in keeping secret information
ethics the philosophical study of moral values and rules
hematology the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
hepatitis inflammation of the liver caused by a virus or a toxin
histology the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
immunology the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
microbiology the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
negligence failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
phlebotomy surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
professionalism the expertness characteristic of a professional person
serology the branch of medical science that deals with serums; especially with blood serums and disease
toxicology the branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons
urinalysis the chemical analysis of urine
venipuncture puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye
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