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phlebotomy 17

medical terms

antecubital space the surface of the arm in the front of the elbow
anticoagulant a substances that inhibts blood clotting
buffy coat a thin, light-covered layer of white blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen
hematoma a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel
hemoconcentration an increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components in the blood vessels, such as RBCs, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood
hemolysis the breakdown of the blood cells
osteochondritise inflammation of the bone and cartilage
osteomyelitis inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection
phelbotomist a health care professional trained in the collection of blood
phelbotomy incision of a vein for removal of blood; the collection of blood
plasma the liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear, straw colored fluid that comprises approx. 55% of blood volume.
serum plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed
venipuncture puncturing of a vein
venous reflux the back-flow of blood (from an evacuated tube) into the patient's vein.
venous stasis the temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow
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