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Chapter 17


the surface of the arm in front of the elbow antecubital space
a substance that inhibits blood clotting anticoagulant
a thin, light colored layer of white blood cells and platelets that lies between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen buffy coat
a closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum evacuated tube
a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel hematoma
an increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components in the blood vessels, such as red blood cells, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood. hemoconcentration
the breakdown of blood cells hemolysis
inflammation of the bone and cartilage osteochondritis
inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection osteomyelitis
a health care professional trained in the collection of a blood specimens phlebotomist
incision of a vein for the removal of blood; collection of blood phlebotomy
the liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear. straw-colored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume plasma
plasma from which clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed serum
puncturing of a vein venipuncture
the backflow of blood into the patient's vein venous reflex
the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow venous stasis
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