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Haney medterm c9

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What is hematology? The scientific study of blood-forming tissues
What is a hematologist? A medical specialist that studies hematology
What are the three major classes of plasma proteins? Albumins, globulins, and fibrinogen
What are erythrocytes? Tiny biconcave-shaped discs that are thinner in the center than around the edges
What is an allergen? A substance that can produce a hypersensitive reaction in the body
What is coagulation? The process of transforming a liquid into a solid, especially of the blood
What is a corpuscle? Any cell of the body
What is an edema? The abnormal accumulation of fluid in interstitial spaces of tissues
What is an enzyme? An organic substance that initiates and accelerates a chemical reaction
What is an erythremia? An immature blood cell
What is an erythrocyte? A mature red blood cell
What is erythropoiesis? The process of a red blood cell production
What is fibrin? A stringy, insoluble protein that is the substance of a blood clot
What is a granulocyte? A type of leukocyte characterized by the presence of cytoplasmic granules
What is a heme? The pigmented, iron-containing, nonprotein portion of the hemoglobin molecule.
What is heparin? A naturally occurring anticlotting factor present in the body
What is hyperalbuminemia? An increased level of albumin in the blood
What is an ion? An electrically charged particle
What is a leukocyte? A white blood cell, one of the formed elements of the circulating blood system
What is a megakaryocyte? An extremely large bone marrow cell
What is a monocyte? A large mononuclear leukocyte
What is a myeloid? Of or pertaining to the bone marrow or the spinal cord
What is splenomegaly? An abnormal enlargement of the spleen
What is a stem cell? A formative cell; a cell whose daughter cells may give rise to other cell types
What is a thrombocyte? A clotting cell; a platelet
What is a thrombus? A clot
What is the liquid part of blood? Plasma
What is bleeding time? Measurement of the time required for bleeding to stop
What is a hematocrit? An assessment of RBC percentage in the total blood volume
What does a lipid profile measure? It measures lipids in the blood
What is a platelet count? The count of platelets per cubic millimeter of blood
What is prothrombin time? A blood test used to evaluate the common pathway and extrinsic system of clot formation.
What is a Schilling test? A diagnostic analysis for pernicious anemia
What is lymphadenopathy? Any disorder of the lymph nodes or lymph vessels
What is natural immunity? Immunity with which we are born
What are pathogens? Disease-producing microorganisms
What is phagocytosis? The process of a cell engulfing bacteria
What is acquired immunity? Immunity that is a result of the body developing the ability to defend itself against a specific agent
What is immunization? The process of creating immunity to a specific disease
What is an immunologist? The health specialist whose training and experience is concentrated in immunology
What is a local reaction? A reaction to treatment that occurs at the site where it was administered
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