Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

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.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See 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

Creative Chapter 8

Medical Terminology

What is blast/o? germ or bud
What is the prefix for color? chrom/o, chromat/o
What is chyl/o? juice
What is cyt/o? cell
What is the circulating tissue of the body consisting of fluid with formed elements (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) suspended in the fluid? blood
What is the liquid portion of the blood and lymph; contains water, proteins, and cellular components (i.e., white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets)? plasma
What is the liquid portion of the blood that remains after clotting? serum
What transports oxygen and carbon dioxide; also called erythrocyte? red blood cells (RBC)
What is the the protein-iron compound in erythrocytes that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide? hemoglobin
What protects the body from harmful invading substances; also called leukocyte? white blood cell
What is a granular leukocyte, named for the neutral stain of its granules that fights infection by swallowing bacteria (phagocytosis)? neutrophil
What is another term for neutrophil, referring to the many segments in its nucleus? polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocyte
What is a granular leukocyte, named for the dark stain of its granules, that brings anticoagulant substances to inflamed tissues> basophil
What is a group of leukocytes without granules in their nuclei? agranulocytes
What is an agranulocytic leukocyte that performs phagocytosis to fight infection? monocyte
What are cell fragments in the blood that are essential for blood clotting (coagulation); also called thrombocytes? platelets
What Consists of lymph vessels, nodes, and tissues through which lymph drains into the blood? lymphatic system
What is the primary gland of the lymphatic system, located within the mediastinum, that helps to maintain the body's immune response by producing T lymphocytes? thymus
What is an organ between the stomach and the diaphragm that filters out aging blood cells, removes cellular debris by phagocytosis, and provides an environment for lymphocytes to initiate immune responses? spleen
What is fluid that is circulated through the lymph vessels? lymph
What is the white or pale yellow substance in lymph that contains fatty substances absorbed by the lacteals? chyle
What is the collecting channels that carry lymph from the lymph nodes to the veins? lymph ducts
What is the process of disease protection induced by exposure to an antigen? immunity
What is a substance that, when introduced into the body, causes the formation of antibodies against it? antigen
What is a long-lasting immunity that results from stimulating the body to produce its own antibodies; developed either naturally, in response to an infection, or artificially, in response to the administration of a vaccine? active immunity
What is a short-lasting immunity that results from foreign antibodies that are conveyed either naturally, through the placenta to a fetus, or artificially, by injection of a serum containing antibodies? passive immunity
What is the presence of small red blood cells? microcytosis
What is anisocytosis? presence of red blood cells of unequal size
What is an increased number of immature erythrocytes in the blood? reticulocytosis
What is lymphocytopenia? an abnormally reduced number of lymphocytes
Created by: aminaa
Popular Medical sets




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