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Blood RD

edema Abnormal accumulation of fluids in the intercellular spaces of the body
hemosiderosis Abnormal increase of iron of the blood
leukocytosis Abnormal increase of white cells
lymphadenopathy Any disease of the lymph nodes
antiserum Blood serum that contains antibodies
megakaryocyte Cell with large nucleus; fragments become platelets
pernicious anemia Chronic, progressive anemia due to lack of sufficient vitamin B12
phagocytosis Condition of ingesting cells
leukopenia Decrease in white blood cells
thrombolysis Destruction of a clot
hemolytic anemia Destruction of RBCs, commonly resulting in jaundice
dyspnea Difficulty breathing
adenopathy Disease of a gland
vertigo Dizziness
splenomegaly Enlargement of the spleen
thymectomy Excision of the thymus gland
autoimmune disease Failure of the body to accurately distinguish between what is "self" and what is "non-self"
hematopoiesis Formation of blood cells and platelets in bone marrow
reticulocyte Immature RBC
folic-acid deficiency anemia Inability to produce sufficient RBCs
transfusion Infusion of blood or blood products from one person to another
sickle cell anemia Inherited anemia that causes RBCs to become crescent-or-sick shaped
iron-deficiency anemia Lack of sufficient iron in RBCs
monocyte Leukocyte that is phagocytic
eosinophil Leukocyte that protects by releasing toxins to destroy harmful invaders
basophil Leukocyte that releases histamines and heparin
hematoma Localized accumulation of blood
erythrocyte Mature red blood cell
phlebotomy Obtaining blood for testing purposes
immunologist One who specializes in the study of protection
hypochromic Pertaining to decrease of colour
hemoglobin Plasma protein; carried 02 to body tissues
thrombocyte Platelet; initiates blood clotting
sepsis Presence of bacteria or their toxins in the blood; also called septicemia or blood poisoning
antibody Protects against antigens
lymphocytes Provides protection from bacteria by producing antibodies
erythema Redness of the skin
anemia Reduction of the number of circulating red blood cells
myeloid Resembling bone marrow
aplastic anemia Serious form of anemia associated with bone marrow failure
antigen Substance recognized as harmful to the host
blood culture Test to determine the presence of pathogens in the blood stream
plasma The liquid portion of blood
neutrophil The most numerous WBC
morphology The study of shape
viscous Thick, sticky
lymphoma Tumour of lymph tissue
granulocyte Type of WBC containing granules; formed in the red bone marrow
agranulocyte Type of white blood cell without granules
leukocytes White blood cell
Created by: Jessica Longboat
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