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HHS Blood, Lymph, an

Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related Terms

Anemia Oxygen Carrying capacity of blood is deficient
Erythropenia Decrease in Circulating RBC’s
Hypochromasia Decrease in the amount of hemoglobin
Hematocrit Decrease in the volume of packed erythrocytes
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Infectious Disease caused by Human Immuniodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Allergy Acquired abnormal immune response
Autoimmune Disease Failure of body to distinguish between self and non-self
Myasthenia Gravis Autoimmune Disorder; Affects the Nueromuscular Junction
Exacerbations & Remissions Exacerbations are flare ups Remissions are latency (hidden/undistinguishable) periods
Edema Abnormal accumulation of fluids in the intercellular spaces of the body
Hypoproteinemia A decrease in the blood protein level
Ascites Closely associated to Edema; Fluid collects in the peritoneal or pleural cavity
Hemophilia Is a hereditary disorder in which the blood-clotting mechanism is impaired; Sex gene linked; Hematomas, and hemarthrosis
Infectious Mononucleosis “kissing disease”; Acute infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus; Hepatomegaly and splenomegaly
Leukemia oncological disorder of the blood-forming organs, characterized by an overgrowth (proliferation) of blood cells Often the white blood cells
Hodgkin Disease A malignant disease of the lymph system, primarily the lymph nodes
Kaposi Sarcoma Malignancy of connective tissue, including bone, fat, muscle, and fibrous tissue.
Bacteremia Presence of viable bacteria circulating in the bloodstream usually transient in nature
Graft Rejection Destruction of a transplanted organ or tissue by the recipient’s immune system
Graft-Versus-Host Disease After bone marrow transplant, the immune cells in the transplanted marrow produce antibodies against the host’s tissues
Hematoma Localized accumulation of blood, usually clotted, in an organ, space, or tissue due to a break in or severing of a blood vessel
Hemolysis Destruction of RBC’s with a release of hemoglobin that diffuses into the surrounding fluid
Lymphadenopathy Any disease of the lymph nodes
Septicemia Serious, life-threatening bloodstream infection that may arise from other infections (blood infection or blood poisoning)