Blood and Lymph Systems: Therapeutic Terms

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  1. blood transfusion
    the introduction of blood products into the circulation of a recipient whose blood volume is reduced or deficient in some manner
  2. autologous blood
    blood donated by, and stored for, a patient for future personal use
  3. homologous blood
    blood voluntarily donated by any person for transfusion to a compatible recipient
  4. blood component therapy
    the transfusion of specific blood components such as packed red blood cells, platelets, and plasma
  5. crossmatching
    a method of matching a donor's blood to the recipient by mixing a sample in a test tube to determine compatibility
  6. chemotherapy
    the treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
  7. immunotherapy
    the use of biological agents to prevent or treat disease by stimulating the body's own defense mechanisms; as seen in the treatment of AIDS, cancer, and allergies
  8. plasmapheresis
    the removal of plasma from the body with separation and extraction of specific elements followed by reinfusion
  9. anticoagulant
    a drug that prevents clotting of the blood
  10. hemostatic
    a drug that stops the floow of blood within the vessels
  11. vasoconstrictor
    a drug that causes a narrowing of blood vessels, decreasing blood flow
  12. vasodilator
    a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels, increasing blood flow
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Blood and Lymph Systems: Therapeutic Terms
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