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Antecubital space   the surface of the arm in front of the elbow.  
Anticoagulant   a substance that inhibits blood from clotting.  
Buffy coat   a thin, light-colored layer fo 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.  
Hematoma   a swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.  
Hemoconcentration   an increase in the concentration of the nonfiltrated blood components in the blood vessels, such as red blood cells, enzymes, iron, and calcium, as a result of a decrease in the fluid content of the blood.  
Hemolysis   the breakdown of blood.  
Osteochondritis   inflammation of bone and cartilage.  
Osteomyelitis   inflammation of the bone as a result of bacterial infection.  
Phlebotomist   a health care professional trained in the collection of blood specimens.  
Phlebotomy   incision of a vein for the removal of blood; the collection of blood.  
Plasma   tha liquid part fo 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.  
Vernous reflex   the backflow 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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