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venipuncture

puncture of a vein to remove blood, instill a medication, or start an intravenous infusion

vaccination

inoculating(injection) someone so as to create an immunity to something

thrombocytopenia

an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets(clotting)

splenectomy

surgical removal of the spleen

purpura

the appearance of multiple purple discolorations on the skin caused by bleeding underneath the skin

phlebotomy

the surgical opening or puncture of a vein in order to withdraw blood or introduce a fluid

macrophage

Large white blood cell that removes bacteria, foreign particles, and dead cells

lymphadenopathy

chronic abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually associated with disease)

luekemia

malignant disease of the bone marrow in which excessive white blood cells are produced

anemia

lack of a normal number of red blood cells

immunoglobulin

a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response

hemophiliac

suffers from a disease that causes uncontrolled bleeding

erythropoietin

A hormone produced and released by the kidney that stimulates the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow.

eosinophil

a white blood cell that stains with certain dyes

embolism

traveling blood clot

dyscrasia

abnormal or pathologic condition of the blood

electrophoresis

a technique that uses an electrical field within a gel to separate molecules by their size and charge

coagulopathy

A disease or condition affecting the blood's ability to clot.

hemolysis

change or destruction of red blood cells

lymphocyte

type of white blood cell that produces antibodies that help destroy pathogens

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