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Red blood cell erythrocyte
White blood cell; phagocyte and precursor of a macrophage monocyte
Thrombocyte platelet
Bone marrow cell; gives rise to many types of blood cells hematopoietic stem cell
Leukocyte formed in lymph tissue; produces antibodies lymphocyte
Leukocyte with dense, reddish granules; associated with allergic reactions eosinophil
Leukocyte (poly) formed in bone marrow and having neutral-staining granules neutrophil
Leukocyte whoes granules have an affinity for basic stain; releases histamine and heparin basophil
Irregularity in shape poikilocytosis
Deficiency in numbers erythrocytopenia
Reduction of hemoglobin ("color") hypochromic
Increase in numbers of small cells microcyctosis
Erythremia polycythemia vera
Increase in numbers of large cells macrocytosis
formation of red cells erythropoiesis
Destruction of red cells hemolysis
Relieving, but not curing palliative
Deficiency of all blood cells pancytopenia
Increase in numbers of granulocytes; seen in allergic conditions eosinophilia
Symptoms of disease return relapse
Multiple pinpoint hemorrhages; blood accumulates under the skin purpura
Separation of blood into its components apheresis
Symptoms of disease disappear remission
A stained blood smear is examined to determine the shape of individual red blood cells red blood cell morphology
Measures the percentage of red blood cells in a volume of blood hematocrit
Determines the number of clotting cells per cubic millimeter platelet count
Ability of venous blood to clot in a test tube coagulation time
Measures the speed at which erythrocytes settle out of plasma erthrocyte sedimentation rate
Determines the numbers of different types of WBCs WBC differential
Determines the presence of antibodies in infants of Ph-negative women or patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia Coombs test
Undifferentiated blood cells from a donor are infused into a patient being treated for leukemia or aplastic anemia hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Time it takes for a small puncture wound to stop bleeding bleeding time
Needle is introduced into the bone marrow cavity, and a small amount of marrow is aspirated and then examined under the microscope bone marrow biopsy
Blood is collected from and later reinfused into the same patient autologous transfusion
When insurance carriers do not pay claims in a timely manner, what effect does this have on the medical practice. decreased cash flow
The average amount of accounts receivable should be 1.5 to 2 times the charges for 1 month of services
Accounts that are 90 days or older should not exceed 15% to 18% of the total accounts receivable
A medical practice has a policy of billing only for charges in excess of $50. When the medical assistant requested a $45 payment for the office visit, the patient states, "Just bill me." How should the medical assistant respond? State the office policy and ask for the full fee
Accounts receivable are usually aged in time periods of 30, 60, 90, and 120 days
A billing service may also be called statement service, centralized billing outsourcing
What is the name of the federal act that prohibits discrimination in all areas of granting credit Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Which group of accounts would a collector target when he or she begins making telephone calls 60 to 90 days accounts
In making collection telephone calls to a group of accounts, how should the accounts be organized to determine where to begin? Organize the accounts according to amounts owed and start with the largest amount
Which type of bankruptcy is considered "wage earner's bankruptcy" Chapter 13
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