Ch 13 & 14 Vocab

  1. agglutination
    The clumping together of RBC, or bacteria, usually in response to a particular antibody
  2. antigens
    stimulates the production of an antibody
  3. apheresis
    procedure in which blood is drawn from a donor and separated into its components, remainder returned to donor.
  4. basophil
    WBC dark stain granuales, basic dyes
  5. bilirubin
    reddish yellow bile pigment
  6. electrophoresis
    a method of separating substances via electrodes
  7. eosinophil
    WBC w/ dark stain granuales w/ affinity w/ acid dyes
  8. fibrinogen
    protein in the blood plasma that is essential for the coagulation of blood
  9. hematocrit
    seperation of blood % of RBC in a given vol of blood
  10. hemoglobin
    blood protein in RBC
  11. hemophilia
    blood fails to clot normally bc of a deficiency or an abnormality of one of the clotting factors
  12. heparin
    acidic glycosaminoglycan found especially in lung and liver tissue and having the ability to prevent the clotting of blood, used in the treatment of thrombosis.
  13. leukocytopenia
    abnormally low number of WBC in the circulating blood
  14. myeloid
    relating to, or derived from the bone marrow
  15. neutrophil
    Not stained strongly or definitely by either acid or basic dyes, used for WBC
  16. pancytopenia
    an abnormal deficiency in all blood cells
  17. poikilocytosis
    irregularity in the shape of RBC
  18. purpura
    condition characterized by hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes that result in the appearance of purplish spots or patches
  19. relapse
    to fall or slide back into a former state
  20. remission
    the act of remitting
  21. stem cell
    unspecialized cell that gives rise to a specific specialized cell, such as a blood cell
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Ch 13 & 14 Vocab
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