Type of formed element in blood that carries O2 from the lungs to the tissues of the body.
When a blood sample is collected in the presence of an anticoagulant and then centrifuged to divide into its components, the upper liquid layer of the blood is called __________.
An abnormal form of hemoglobin in which the heme iron has been oxidized to the ferric (Fe+3) form, which is incapable of carrying O2.
A group of water-insoluable hormones that are all synthezied from cholesterol.
The pituitary gland is attached to the hypothalamus of the brain by a thin stalk-like structure called the __________.
The scientific name for growth hormone.
The hornmone released by the parafollicular cells of the thyroid gland is called __________.
Under normal conditions, the electrical signal that leads to contraction of all four chambers of heart is initiated in the __________.
The QRS complex in the EKG is the result of depolarization of the _________.
End diastolic volume
The amount of blood in the ventricles at the end of the atrial systole is called the ___________.
Cytokines released by macrophages that stimulate an elevation in the setpoint for body temperature.
An obliage intracellular pathogen consisting of nucleic acids (RNA or DNA) surrounded by a protein coat (and in some cases a membrane envelope) is called a ________.
A family of cell curface markers that are involved in presenting antigens to T-lymphocytes.
Type of lymphocyte that specifically kills virally infected host cells by recognizing viral antigen presented on MHC class 1 proteins of the host cell.
The respiratory pacemaker is found in the __________ of the brain stem.