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germ or bud
bone marrow or spinal cord
eat or swallow
liquid portion of the blood and lymph; contains water, proteins and cellular components
liquid portion of the blood
red blood cell; transports oxygen and CO2
the protein-iron compound in erythrocytes that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide
white blood cell; protects the body from harmful invading substances
a group of leukocytes containing granules in their cytoplasm
a granular WBC named for neutral staining; fights infection by phagocytosis of bacteria
another term for neutrophil, referring to the many segments of its nucleus
a granular leukocyte names for rose colored acidic stain; increases in allergic and infectious...
a granular leukocyte, named for the dark basic stain of its granules; brings anti-coagulents...
WBC without granules in their nuclei
active in process of immunity; T cells, B cells and natural killer cells
performs phagocytosis to fight infection
thrombocytes; cell fragments in blood that are essential for blood clotting
primary gland of the lymphatic system, located within the mediastinum, produces T lymphocytes
organ between the spleen and the diaphragm that filters out aging blood cells, removes cellular...
fluid that is circulated through the lymphatic vessels
microscopic vessels that draw lymph from tissues to the lymph vessels
vessels that receive lymph from the capillaries and circulate it to the lymph nodes
specialized lymph vessels in the small intestine that absorb fat in to blood stream
white or pale yellow substance in lymph that contains fatty substances absorbed by lacteals
many small oval structures that filter lymph from the lymph vessels; major locations include...
collecting channels that carry lymph from the lymph nodes to the veins
right lymphatic duct
receives lymph from the right upper part of the body
receives lymph from the left side of the head, neck, chest, abdomen, left arm, and lower extremeties
process of disease protection induced by exposure to an antigen
a substance that, when introduced into the body, causes the formation of antibodies against...
a substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates an antigen that has entered the...
results from stimulating the body to produce its own antibodies; developed from either response...
short-lasting immunity that results from foreign antibodies that are conveyed naturally through...
presence of small red blood cells
presence of large red blood cells
presence of blood cells of unequal size
presence of a large, irregularly shaped red blood cells
an increased number of immature RBC in the blood (reticulocytes)
an abnormally reduced number of lymphocytes
an abnormally reduced number of lymphocytes
a decreased number of neutrophils
an abnormally reduced number of all cellular components in the blood
an abnormally decreased number of platelets in the blood impairing the clotting process
breakdown of the RBC membrane
impaired immunologic defenses caused by an immunodeficiency disorder or by therapy with immunosuppressive...
impaired ability to provide an immune response
enlarged (diseased) lymph nodes
enlargement of the spleen
AIDS (acquired immunodeficiencysyndrome
a syndrome caused by HIV that renders immune cells ineffective; transmitted sexually or through...
a condition of reduced numbers of RBC or hemoglobin resulting in a diminished ability of RBCs...
a normocytic-normochromic type of anemia characterized by the failure of bone marrow to produce...
iron deficiency anemia
a microcytic-hypochromic type of anemia characterized by a lack of iron that affects the production...
a macrocytic-normochromic type of anemia characterized by inadequate supply of vitamin B12...
any disorder characterized by abnormal function of the immune system that causes the body to...
a disorder that results from the incompatibility of a fetus with Rh+ blood and a mother with...
presence or lack of antigens on the surface of RBCs which causes a reaction between Rh+ blood...
presence of antigens
absence of antigens
hereditary disorder with an excessive buildup of iron deposits in the body
a group of hereditary bleeding disorders caused by a defect in clotting factors necessary for...
chronic or acute malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, characterized by abnormal WBCs...
disorder within the blood marrow characterized by a proliferation of abnormal stem cells; usually...
any neoplastic disorder of lymph tissue, usually malignant, as in Hodgkin disease
process by which cancer cells are spread by the blood or lymph circulation to a distant organ
condition caused by the Epstein-Barr virus and characterized by an increase in monocytes and...
increased number of erythrocytes and hemoglobin in the blood
systemic disease caused by infection with microorganisms and their toxins in circulating blood
incision into or puncture of a vein to withdraw blood for testing
test of fluid portion of blood to measure the amounts of its chemical constituents
blood chemistry panels
specialized batteries of automated blood chemistry tests performed on a single sample of blood,...
test to determine if infection is present in the bloodstream by isolating a specimen of blood...
CD4 cell count
a measure of the number of CD4 cells (type of T cell) used in monitoring the course of HIV...
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
timed test that measures the rate at which red blood cells settle through the volume of plasma
partial thromboplastin time
test to determine coagulation defects, such as platelet disorders
substance present in tissues, platelets and leukocytes that is necessary for coagulation
test to measure the activity of prothrombin in the blood
protein substance in the blood that is essential to the clotting process
complete blood count
laboratory blood test preformed as a screen of general health or for diagnostic purposes
white blood count
a count of the number of white blood cells in a given volume of blood obtained via manual or...
red blood count
a count of the number of red blood cells in a given volume of blood obtained via manual or...
a test to determine the level of hemoglobin (expressed in grams)
a measurement of the percentage of packed red blood cells in a given volume of blood
calculations of RBC, HGB, and HCT results to determine the average size, HGB concentration...
mean corpuscular volume
calculation of the volume (size) of individual RBCs using HCT and RBC results: MCV=HCT/RBC
mean corpuscular hemoglobin
calculation of the content (weight) of hemoglobin the average RBC: MCH=HGB/RBC
mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration
calculation of the average hemoglobin concentration in each RBC: MCHC=HGB/HCT
determination of the number of each type of WBC in a stained smear; each type is counted and...
red cell morphology
as part of identifying and counting the white blood cells, the condition, size and shape of...
calculation of the number of thrombocytes in the blood
bone marrow aspiration
needle aspiration of bone marrow tissue for pathologic examination
bone marrow biopsy
pathologic examination of bone marrow tissue
an x-ray image of a lymph node or vessel obtained after injection of a contrast medium
full body x-ray Ct images are used to detect tumors and cancers such as lymphoma
a scanning technique combining nuclear medicine and computed tomography technology to produce...
bone marrow transplant
transplantation of healthy bone marrow for a compatible donor to a diseased recipient to stimulate...
removal of a lymph node
incision into a lymph node
lymph node dissection
removal of possible cancer-carrying lymph nodes for pathologic examination
removal of the spleen
removal of the thymus gland
introduction of blood products into the circulation of a recipient whose blood volume is reduced...
blood donated by and stored for a patient for future personal use
blood voluntarily donated by any person for transfusion to a compatible recipient
blood component therapy
transfusion of a specific blood component, such as packed red blood cells, platelets, or plasma
method of matching a donor's blood to the recipient by mixing a sample in a test tube to determine...
treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases which chemical agents to destroy...
use of biological agents to prevent or treat disease by stimulating the body's own defense...
removal of plasma from the body with separation and extraction of specific elements followed...
a drug that prevents clotting of the blood
a drug that stops the flow of blood within the vessels
a drug that causes narrowing of blood vessels, thereby decreasing blood flow
a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow