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Chapter 8

Blood and Lymphatic system

Blood Transports oxygen, nutrients, and hormones to body cells. Carries wastes and carbon dioxide away from the cell
blast/o germ or bud
chrom/o, chromat/o color
chyl/o juice
cyt/o cell
hem/o, hemat/o blood
immun/o immune, resistant
lymph/o 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 clot
thym/o thymus
erythrocytes red blood cells
hemoglobin protein–iron compound in RBCs
Platelets cell fragments essential for blood clotting
leukocytes white blood cells
immunity process of disease protection induced by exposure to an antigen
antigen substance that, when introduced into the body, causes the formation of antibodies against it
antibody substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates an antigen that has entered the body
Natural immunity developed in response to an infection
Artificial immunity developed in response to the administration of a vaccine
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALT alanine aminotransferase (enzyme)
AST aspartate aminotransferase (enzyme)
BMP basic metabolic panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CBC complete blood count
CD cluster of differentiation
CMP comprehensive metabolic panel
CO2 carbon dioxide
CT computed tomography
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
HCT/Hct hematocrit
HGB/Hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
MCH mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin
MCHC mean corpuscular (cell) hemoglobin concentration
MCV mean corpuscular (cell) volume
NK natural killer (cell)
PET positron-emission tomography
PLT platelet count
PMN polymorphonuclear (leukocyte)
PT prothrombin time
PTT partial thromboplastin time
RBC red blood cell; red blood count
Rh+ Rh positive
Rh- Rh negative
RRR relative risk reduction, regular rate and rhythm
RTO return to office
WBC white blood cell; white blood count
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