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Ch. 5 B/L/I Systems


AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
bands immature white blood cells (granulocytes)
baso basophils
CBC complete blood count (consists of an RBC, WBC, hgb, Hct, and PLT count and WBC differential)
c/o complains of; complaining of
CT computed tomography; computerized tomography
cu mm cubic millimeters
diff differential
Dx diagnosis
eos eosinophils
g/dL grams per deciliter
HCT, Hct hematocrit (the proportion of the volume of bloods that contains RBCs)
Hgb, hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Hx, hx history
IgA immunoglobulin A
IgD immunoglobulin D
IgE immunoglobulin E
IgG immunoglobulin G
IgM immunoglobulin M
lab laboratory
lymphs lymphocytes
million/uL million per microliter
Pt, pt. patient
mono monocytes
NK cells natural killer cells
PLT, plt platelet; platelet or thrombocyte (clotting cell) count
RBC red blood count or erythrocyte; red blood cell or erythrocyte count
Rm room
segs (polys) segmented, mature white blood cells (neutrophils)
STAT immediately
Strep A group A "Streptococcus" bacterium
WBC white blood cell or leukocyte; white blood cell or leukocyte count
WBC differential measure of the percentage of different types of white blood cells present in the blood
Created by: chawa12