puncture of a vein to remove blood, instill a medication, or start an intravenous infusion
inoculating(injection) someone so as to create an immunity to something
an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets(clotting)
surgical removal of the spleen
the appearance of multiple purple discolorations on the skin caused by bleeding underneath the skin
the surgical opening or puncture of a vein in order to withdraw blood or introduce a fluid
Large white blood cell that removes bacteria, foreign particles, and dead cells
chronic abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes (usually associated with disease)
malignant disease of the bone marrow in which excessive white blood cells are produced
lack of a normal number of red blood cells
a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
suffers from a disease that causes uncontrolled bleeding
A hormone produced and released by the kidney that stimulates the production of red blood cells by the bone marrow.
a white blood cell that stains with certain dyes
traveling blood clot
abnormal or pathologic condition of the blood
a technique that uses an electrical field within a gel to separate molecules by their size and charge
A disease or condition affecting the blood's ability to clot.
change or destruction of red blood cells
type of white blood cell that produces antibodies that help destroy pathogens
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