The area of the forearm most frequently used in venipuncture.
A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
Blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.
Absence of any harmful microorganisms.
A thin, light-colored layer of white blood cells and platelets that lies between a toplayer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen.
Introduction of disease producing organisms into or on normally sterile agents.
A protein found in plasma which aids in clotting.
A swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
The breakdown of blood cells.
Antiseptic solution capable of preventing growth of microorganisms.
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Large vein of the antecubital space most commonly used for drawing blood.
The liquid part of the blood.
The liquid part of the blood from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.