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Med.Term Ch13 Vocab

Chabner, Language of Medicine 11th edition-Chapter 13 Vocabulary

Albumin Protein in the blood; maintains the proper amount of water in blood
antibody (Ab) A specific protein produced by the lymphocytes in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigens
antigen A substance that stimulates production of an antibody
basophil White blood cell that contains granules that stain blue
bilirubin Orange-yellow pigment in bile; formed by breakdown of hemoglobin when RBCs are destroyed
coagulation Blood clotting
colony-stimulating factor (CSF) Protein that stimulates growth of white blood cells
differentiation The change in structure and function of a cell as it matures; specialization
electrophoresis A method of separating serum proteins by electrical charge
eosinophil White blood cell that contains granules that stain red
erythroblast An immature red blood cell
erythrocyte A red blood cell
erythropoietin (EPO) Hormone secreted by the kidneys that stimulates red blood cell formation
fibrin Protein that forms the basis of a blood clot
fibrinogen Plasma protein that is converted to fibrin in the clotting process
globulin Plasma protein
granulocyte White blood cell with numerous dark-staining granules
hematopoietic stem cell A cell in bone marrow that gives rise to all types of blood cells
hemoglobin Blood protein containing iron; carries oxygen in red blood cells
heparin An anticoagulant found in blood and tissue cells
immune reaction Response of the immune system to foreign invasion
immunoglobulin A protein with antibody activity
leukocyte A white blood cell
lymphocyte Mononuclear leukocyte that produces antibodies
macrophage Monocyte that migrates from the blood to tissue spaces; as a phagocyte, it engulfs foreign material and debris; destroys worn out RBCs
megakaryocyte Large platelet precursor cell found in the bone marrow
monocyte Leukocyte with one large nucleus; engulfs foreign material and debris; becomes macrophage
mononuclear Pertaining to cell (leukocyte) with single round nucleus
myeloblast Immature bone marrow that gives rise to granulocytes
neutrophil Granulocytic leukocyte formed in bone marrow; polymorphonuclear leukocyte
plasma Liquid portion of blood; contains water, proteins, salts, nutrients, lipids, hormones, and vitamins
plasmapheresis Removal of plasma from withdrawn blood by centrifuge
platelet A small blood fragment important in clotting
polymorphonuclear Pertaining to a white blood cell with multi-shaped nucleus; neutrophil
prothrombin Plasma protein; converted to thrombin in the clotting process
reticulocyte Immature erythrocyte
Rh factor Antigen on red blood cells of Rh-positive (RH+) individuals
Serum Plasma minus clotting proteins and cells
stem cell Unspecialized cell that gives rise to mature, specialized forms
thrombin Enzyme that converts fibrinogen to fibrin during coagulation
thrombocyte Platelets
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