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Anatomy & Physiology

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Anemia a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness.
Sickle Cell Anemia a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is most common among those of African descent.
Polycythemia an abnormally increased concentration of hemoglobin in the blood, through either reduction of plasma volume or increase in red cell numbers. It may be a cause, of circulatory disorder or cancer.
Diapedesis the passage of blood cells through the intact walls of the capillaries, typically accompanying inflammation.
Hematopoiesis the process by which blood cells are produced.
Leukemia a malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood-forming organs produce increased numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes.
Leukocytosis an increase in the number of white cells in the blood, especially during an infection.
Leukopenia a reduction in the number of white cells in the blood, typical of various diseases.
Erythropoietin a hormone secreted by the kidneys that increases the rate of production of red blood cells in response to falling levels of oxygen in the tissues.
Hemostasis the stopping of a flow of blood.
Thrombus a blood clot formed in situ within the vascular system of the body and impeding blood flow.
Thrombocytopenia deficiency of platelets in the blood. This causes bleeding into the tissues, bruising, and slow blood clotting after injury.
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