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Stack #31897

serum fluid that remains after blood has clotted and solids have been removed; essentially the same as plasma EXCEPT it does not contain clotting factors platelets know for their role in stopping bleeding;serves in dissolving blood clots, stimulate inflammation,destroy bacteria, promote tissue growth
viscosity thickness or stickyness of a fluid; a resistance of a fluid to flow Erythropoiesis production of erythrocytes; red blood cells
hemopoiesis production of any of the formed elements of blood Anticoagulant a chemical agent that opposes blood clotting
pernicious anemia defiency of hemoglobin synthesis which results from a deficiency of Vitamin B12 ingestion or absorption coagulation clotting of blood, lymph, tissue fluid or semen
plasma membrane unit of cell membrane that controls traffic of molecules in and out of cell Bilirubin Bile pigment produced by the breakdown of hemoglobin, excreted in bile, responsible for jaundice and neurotoxic effects if present in excessive concentrations
agglutination clumbing of cells or molecules by antibodies embolus abnormally traveling object in the bloodstream such as agglutinated bacteria or blood cells, a blood clot or an air bubble
fibrin sticky, fibrous protein formed from fibrinogen in blood, tissue, & lymph fluid, semenforms the matrix of a blood clot albumin class of small proteins that constitute about 60% of protein fraction of blood plasma; important in blood viscosity,solute transport and colloid osmotic pressure
Heme non protein, iron containing group of hemoglobin or myoglobin-oxygen binds to its Fe-gives blood its red color basophil granulocyte with coarse cytoplasmic granules that produce heparin,histamine and other chemicals involved in inflammation
hematocrit % of blood volume that is comp hemolysis rupturing of erythrocytes from such causes as hypotonic medium,parasitic infection or a complement reaction
hypoxemia deficiency of oxygen in the blood Neutrophil granulocyte, usually with a multilobed nucleus that serves especially to destroy bacteria by means of phagocytosis, intracellular digestion,and secretion of bactericidal chemicals
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