Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how


Glossary terminology

Accessioning: Assigning a unique number for patient information.
Albumin: The most abundant protein in plasma
Anastomosis ; the point of union of two hollow or tubular structures; I.e., the connection of veins.
Anemia: Condition in which the normal amount of red blood cells is reduced.
Angiology: The science of blood vessels and lymphatics.
Antecubital Fossa: The bend of the arm adjacent to the elbow; the area most frequently used for venipunctures.
Antibody: A protein produced by the body that reacts specifically with a foreign substance in the body (antigen). Antibodies are produced by Plasma cells in lymphoid tissue.
Anticoagulant: Serving to prevent the coagulation of blood (Additive)
Antigen: Any protein not normally present in the body and when introduced into the body, Stimulates the production of an antibody.
Aorta: Largest artery of the body.
Apathy: lack of emotion; without feelings; insensitive.
Arterioles: A minute arterial branch that leads to a capillary.
Artery: a vessel through which blood passes away from the heart to the tissue.
Atrium: A chamber of the heart.
Basilic Vein: Large vein on the inner side of the upper arm.
Buffy Coat: Than layer between the plasma and red blood cells in a volume of drawn blood that mostly contains white cells.
Capillary: Smallest blood vessel that connects arteries and veins.
Carotid: Major Artery in the neck leading to the brain.
Central Venous Pressure (CVP): The pressure within the superior vena cava; it reflects the pressure under which the blood is return to the right atrium.
Centrifuge: A device which spins test tubes at high speed causing the heavy particles in the liquid to settle at the bottom and the lighter liquid to the top.
Cephalic Vein: Large vein on the outermost side of the upper arm.
Myelosuppression: : Inhibiting bone marrow activity, resulting in the decreased production of blood cells and platelets. Note: The patients (most commonly Oncology) require careful monitoring of prolonged bleeding following venipuncture.
Myocardial Infarction: Blockage of muscular tissue of the heart (Heart Attack).
Neonatal: Pertaining to the first 6 weeks of birth.
Nosocomial: Hospital acquired infections.
Palpate: To examine by touch, i.e., to feel for a vein and be able to judge depth, diameter, patency, direction.
Pancreas: An endocrine gland that produces insulin.
Patency: The state of being freely open; i.e., a vein is patent if it still has elasticity and has no blockage either from scarring or bruising.
Pathology: The scientific study of the nature of diseases.
Peripheral Blood: Blood obtained from the outer surface of the body (extremity).
Phlebo: Prefix meaning vein.
Phlebology: The study of veins and their diseases.
Plasma: The clear, yellow fluid portion of blood in which cells are suspended.
Platelets: : (Thrombocytes) Cellular components in the blood that aid in its coagulation.
Prandial pertaining to the meal: Post is after the meal.
Pulmonary Artery: An artery in which blood travels directly from the heart to the lungs.
Pulmonary Veins: four vein which return oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
Radial Artery: The artery located in the wrist.
Renal: Pertaining to the kidney(s).
Sclerosed: Hardened and/or thickened, as in the wall of a damaged vein.
Serum: Clear watery fluid which separates from blood when it clots.
Shunt: An artificially created passage to change to flow of fluids; to divert flow from one main route to another.
Spleen: Organ situated in the left upper part of the abdomen which manufacture, store and destroys blood cells.
Superior Vena Cava: The principle vein draining the upper portion of the body.
Syncope: Fainting.
Synovial Fluid: Fluid from the joints.
Thrombocytes: Platelets.
Thrombosis: Formation of a clot within a blood vessel.
Transfixion: The act of piercing through an object with a pointed weapon. (Transfixion of a vein).
Urinalysis: The examination and analysis of urine.
Vascular: Pertaining to blood vessels.
Vein: Blood vessels carrying blood to the heart, except for the pulmonary vein, which carry oxygenated blood.
Venipuncture: The act of puncturing a vein to obtain a blood sample.
Venous Blood: Blood obtained from a vein; oxygen-depleted blood which is darker than arterial blood.
Venous Return: The amount of blood returning to the atrial of the heart.
Ventricle: A small cavity, such as one of the lower chambers of the heart.
Whole Blood: Blood containing all components. Also referred to as macro method technique
Created by: SherryLawton



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards