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A & P Blood & Circ

ALH 155 Blood & Circulation

Vocabulary wordDefinition
hemoglobin a protein that gives RBC's the ability to transport oxygen
plasma the liquid portion of blood
hematocrit the volume of packed red cells in the blood
erythrocyte red blood cell
leukocyte white blood cell
platelets produced by the bone marrow, responsible for clotting
immunoglobulins A cirulating antibody
antigen subtance that can trigger the production of antibodies
hematopoieses blood cell formation
thrombus a blood clot attached to a vessel wall
embolus traveling blood clot
agglutinate clump together
hemolysis the breakdown of RBC's
antibody attack the antigens foreign to our blood
fibrin insoluble protein fibers that help form a blood clot
vasoconstriction reducing the diameter of a vessel
valves permit blood flow in one direction to prevent backflow
artery carry oxygenated blood away from the heart
vein carry deoxygenated blood to the heart/lungs
plaque fatty deposits in the vessels that restrict blood flow
Vitamin B-12
Created by: kfuentes