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CMA Chapter 31


Antecubital Space Surface of the arm in front of the elbow.
Anticoagulant Substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Buffy Coat Layer of WBCs and platelets lies between top layer of plasma and bottom layer of RBCs when anticoagulant been added to blood specimen.
Evacuated Tube Closed glass contains a premeasured vacuum.
Hematoma Bruising
Hemoconcentration Increase in the concentration of the non-filterable blood components.
Hemolysis Breakdown of blood cells.
Osteochondritis Inflammation of bone and cartilage.
Osteomyelitis Inflammation of the bone or bone marrow as a result of bacterial infection.
Phlebotomist A health care professional trained to collect blood specimens.
Phlebotomy Removal of blood.
Plasma Liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear straw-colored fluid makes up to 55% of blood volume.
Serum Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
Venipuncture Puncturing of a vein.
Venous Reflux Backflow of blood into patient's vein.
Venous Stasis Temporary cessation of venous blood flow.
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