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Art of drawing blood

allosteric -a protein found in erythrocytes that transports oxygen in the blood; hemoglobin
Centrifuge -a machine for the separation of heavier materials from lighter ones through the use of centerfugal force.
Cholesterol - a waxy lipid found only in animal tissue;
Differntial - refers to determining the number of each type of leukocyte in a cubic milimeter of blood.
Diffuse - to scatter or spread
Erythropoiesis - the formation of red blood corpuscles
Gestational - period of developmental growth
Glucose - a colorless or yellow, thick, syrupy liquid obtained by the incomplete hydrolysis of starch; a simple sugar
Glycohemoglobin - a modified form of hemoglobin that is elevated when blood glucose is high
Glycosylation - formed when sugar and hemoglobin bind together making the stable molecule hemaglobin alc
Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) - a fediral agency that regulates health care financing and the procedural classifications.
Hemotocrit - an expression of the volume of red blood cells per unit of circulating blood
health and Human Survices (HHS) -
High Denstiy Lipoproteins (HDL) -
Implement - A tool or instrument for doing something; to put into effect
Insulin - a hormone secrated by the islets of langerhans in the pancrease.
Laboratory - a room or building in which specific test or experiment are conducted
Lancet - A sharp-pointed instrument used to pierce the skin to obtain a capillary blood sample
Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) -
Metabolism - the successive transformation to which a substance is subjected from the time it enters the body to the time it or its decomposition products are excreted, and by which nutrition is accomplished and energy and living substance are provided.
Neonate - a newborn infant
Pallor - Lack of color; paleness
Percentage - rate or perportion of each hundred.
Phagocytes - a white blood cell that engulfs and destroys antigens
Phenylalanine - an amino acid of a protein
PKU (Phenylketonuria) - a genetic disorder resulting from the body's falure to oxidize an amino acid, perhaps because of a defective enzyme.
Polycythemia - an excess of red blood cells
Provider Performed Microscopy procedures (PPMP) - refers to microscopic procedures done in the POL
Morphology - a branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms.
Puncture - a hole made by something pointed
Reagent - a substance involved in a chemical reaction
Anticoagulant - a substance that prohibits the coagulation of blood.
Antecubital space - inner survace of the bend of the elbow where the major veins for venipuncture are located
Antiseptic - an agent that will prevent the growth or arrest the development of microorganisms.
Bevel -
Evacuated tube -
Gauge - the sixe of a needle bore; the smaller the number the larger the needle bore.
Gel separation - a nonreacting substance in an evacuated tube that forms a physical barrier between the cells and serum or plasma after the specimen has been centerfuged
Hematoma - a tumor or swelling that contains blood.
Hemaconcentration -
Hemolysis - dissolution; the breaking down of red blood cells
Luar adapter - a device for connecting a syringe or evacuated holder to the needle to promote a secure fit.
Multisampling needle -
Order of draw -
Palpate - to feel; to examine by touch
Prophylaxis -
Sharps Container - a storage for any objects that can cut, prick, stab, or scrape the skin.
Syncope - faintin, a transient for of unconsciousness
Binocular - pertaining to the use of both eyes; perchasing two eye pieces as with a microscope
Compensate - to make amends; be equivalent to.
Condenser - part of a microscope substage that regulates the amount of light durected on a microscope
Low-Power field -
High power field -
Magnify - to make something look larger than what it really is
Minute - a measurement of time equal to 60 seconds; very, small, tiny
Monocular - possessing a single eyepiece as with a microscope
Objectives - the end toward which action is directed;
Proficient -
Specimen - a sample; a representative piece of the whole
Technical - relating to some particular art, science, or trade, also requireing specific skills or techniques.
Waiver - to give up; forgo; wau
Created by: Michael_Petersen



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