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Chp 13 - Blood Sys 4

Abbreviations: Davi-Ellen Chabner The Language of Medicine 8th Edition

ABMT autologus bone marrow transplantation
ABO four main blood types, A, B, AB, O
ALL Acute lymphocytic leukemia
AML Acute myelogenous leukemia
ASCT Autologus stem cell transplantation
baso basophils
BMT bone marrow transplantation
CBC complete blood count
CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation (reduced blood clotting factors due to their use & depletion for intravascular coagulation
diff. differential count (white blood cells)
EBV Epstein-Barr virus, the cause of mononucleosis
eos eosinophils
EPO erythropoietin
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Fe Iron
G-CSF granulocyte colony-stimulating factor
GM-CSF granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor
g/dL gram per deciliter (1/10 of a liter)
GVHD graft versus host disease
HCL hairy cell leukemia (abnormal lymphocytes accumulate in bone marrow, leading to anemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia & infection)
Hct hematocrit
HgB, HGB hemoglobin
H & H hemoglobin & hematocrit
HLA human leukocyte antigen
IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM immunoglobulins
lymphs lymphocytes
MCH mean corpuscular hemoglobin - average amount of hemoglobin her cell
MCHC mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration - average concentration of hemoglobin in a single red cell (when low, cell is hypochronic)
HCV mean corpuscular volume - average volume or size of a single red blood cell (when high, cells are macrocytic, low is microcytic)
mm3 cubic milimeter (one millionth of a liter)
mono monocyte
polys, PMNs, PMNLs polymorphonuclear leukocytes; neutrophils
PT protrombin time
PTT partial thromboplastin tine
RBC red blood cell; red blood cell count
sed rate erythrocyte sedimentation rate
segs segmented, mature white blood cells
SMAC sequential multiple analyzer computer - automated chemistry system to determine substances in serum
uL micro liter (one millionth of a liter)
WBC white blood cell; white blood cell count
WNL within normal limits
Created by: bethybb