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hemolysis

Breakdown of recipient's red blood cells when incompatible bloods are mixed.

anisocytosis

Condition of cells of unequal size (red blood cells).

differentiation

Change in structure and function of a cell as it matures; specialization.

erythropoiesis

Formation of red blood cells.

hemoglobin

Blood protein found in red blood cells.

myeloblasts

Immature bone marrow cell that develops into a white blood cell.

neutropenia

Deficiency of a type of white blood cell.

plateletpheresis

Separation of clotting cells from the rest of the blood (using a centrifuge).

poikilocytosis

Condition of irregularly shaped cells (red blood cells).

sideropenia

Deficiency of iron.

chronic myelogenous leukemia

Both mature and immature granulocytes are present in bone marrow and blood.

dyscrasia

Any abnormal or pathological condition of the blood.

hemophilia

Excessive bleeding caused by lack of Factor VIII or IX.

mulitple myeloma

Malignant tumor of bone marrow.

pernicious anemia

Lack of mature erythrocytes owing to inability to absorb vitamin B12

polycythemia vera

Erythemia

purpura

Multiple pinpoint hemorrhages; thrombocytopenia

remission

Symptoms of disease disappear.

relapse

Symptoms of disease return.

thalassemia

Inherited defect in the ability to produce hemoglobin.

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