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chapter 18

terminology review

ameboid movement movement used by leukocytes that permits them to propel themselves from the capillaries into the tissue
anemia a condition in which there is a decreased in the erythrocytes or amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
bilirubin an orange-colored bile pigment produced by the breakdown of heme from the hemoglobin molecule
diapedesis the ameboid movement of blood cells (especially leukocytes) through the wall of a capillary and out into the tissue
hematology the study of blood and blood-forming tissues
hemoglobin the iron-containing pigment of erythrocytes that transports oxygen in the body
hemolysis the breakdown of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin into the plasma
leukocytosis an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells (greater than 11,000 per cubic millimeter of blood)
leukopenia an abnormal decrease in the number of white blood cells (less than 4500 per cubic millimeter of blood)
oxyhemoglobin hemoglobin that has combined with oxygen
phagocytosis the engulfing and distruction of foreign particles, such as a bacteria, by special cells called phagocytes
polycythemia a disorder in which there is an increase in the red blood cell mass
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