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A&P CH12 key terms

A&P CH12 Blood

TermDefinition
albumin a plasma protein that helps regulate osmotic concentration of blood
antibody a protein (immunoglobulin) that B cells of the immune system produce in response to the presence of a non-self antigen; it reacts with the antigen
antigen a chemical that stimulates cells to produce antibodies
basophil white blood cell containing cytoplasmic granules that stain with basic dye
coagulation blood clotting
eosinophil white blood cell containing cytoplasmic granules that stain with acidic dye
erythrocyte a red blood cell
erythropoietin a kidney hormone that promotes red blood cell formation
fibrinogen plasma protein converted into fibrin during blood coagulation
globulin a type of protein in blood plasma
hemostasis the stoppage of bleeding
leukocyte a white blood cell
lymphocyte a type of white blood cell that provides immunity; B cell or T cell
monocyte a type of white blood cell that is a phagocyte
neutrophil a type of phagocytic leukocyte
plasma fluid portion of circulating blood
platelet cytoplasmic fragment formed in bone marrow that helps blood clot
 



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