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Chpt 17

chpt 17 Phlebotomy

Antecubital space The surface of the arm in the front of the elbow.
Anticoagulant A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Buffy coat 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.
Evacuated tube A closed glass or plastic tube that contains a premeasured vacuum.
Hemoconcentration 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 the decrease in the fluid content of the blood.
Hemolysis The breakdown of blood cells.
Osteochondritis Inflammation of the bone and cartliage.
Osteomyelitis Inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection.
Phebootomist Incision of a vein for the removal of blood; the collection of blood.
Plasma The liquid part of the blood consisting of a clear, straw- colored fluid that comprises approximately 55% of the blood volume.
Serum Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
Venipuncture Puncturing of a vein.
Venous reflux The backflow of blood (from and evacuated tube) into the pt vein.
Venous Stasis The temporary cessation or slowing of the venous blood flow.
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