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Blood & Lymphatic

The Blood & Lymphatic System

TermDefinition
blast/o germ or bud
lacteals specialized lymph vessels in the small intestine that absorb fat into the bloodstream (lacteus = milky)
lymph capillaries microscopic vessels that draw lymph from tissues to the lymph vessels
cross-matching method of matching a donor's blood to the recipient by mixing a sample in a test tube to determine compatibility
lymph fluid that is circulated through the lymph vessels
lymph node dissection removal of possible cancer-carrying lymph nodes for pathologic examination
aplastic anemia a normocytic-normochromic type of anemia characterized by the failure of bone marrow to produce red blood cells
autologous blood blood donated by and stored for a patient for future personal use (auto = self)
hemolysis breakdown of the red blood cell membrane
vasoconstrictor a drug that causes a narrowing of blood vessels, thereby decreasing blood flow
white blood cell protects the body from harmful invading substances; also called leukocyte
chromat/o color
Prothrombin Time (PT) test to measure activity of prohibition in the blood
serum liquid portion of the blood that remains after clotting
microcytosis presence of small red blood cells
lymph/o clear fluid
polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocyte another term for neutrophil, referring to the many segments in its nucleus (poly=many; morpho=form; nucleus = kernel)
macrocytosis presence of large red blood cells
MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin
CD cluister of differentiation
PLT platelet count
NK natural killer (cell)
chyl/o juice
immun/o immune, resistant
phag/o eat or swallow
reticul/o a net
splen/o slpeen
thromb/o clot
agranulocytes a group of leukocytes without granules in their nucei
chyle white or pale yellow substance in lymph that contains fatty substances absorbed by the lacteals
immunity process of disease of protection induced by exposure to an antigen
hemophilia a group of hereditary bleeding disorders caused by a defect in clotting factors necessary for the coagulation of blood
venotomy incision into or puncture of a vein to withdraw blood for testing; also called phlebotomy
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