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Chapter 8

Blood and Lymphatic

blast/o germ or bud
chrom/o color
chromat/o color
chyl/o juice
cyt/o cell
hem/o blood
hemat/o blood
immun/o immune, resistant
lymph clear fluid
morph/o form
myel/o bone marrow or spinal cord
phag/o eat or swallow
plas/o formation
reticul/o a net
splen/o spleen
thromb/o a clot
thym/o thymus
chromatism condition of abnormal pigmentation
serum liquid portion of the blood that remains after clotting
erythrocyte transports oxygen and carbon dioxide: red blood cell
leukocyte protects the body from harmful substances: white blood cell
platelets cell fragments in the blood: essential for clotting
lymph fluid circulated in lymph vessels
chyle white or pale yellow substance: contains fat absorbed by lacteals
microcytosis presence of small red blood cells
hypochromic paler than normal
anisocytosis presence of red blood cells of unequal size
erythropenia abnormal reduced number of red blood cells
neutropenia decreased number of of neutrophils
hemolysis breakdown of red blood cell membrane
splenomegaly enlargement of the spleen
Created by: ksbenson63
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