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plasma

clear, straw like colored liquid which makes up 55% of the blood

electrolyte

chemical structures that carry a positive or negative electrical charge

hematopoiesis

process by which all of formed elements in plasma are produced

erythrocyte

AKA RBC - a round somewhat flattened red disk - have no cell nucleus when they are mature

hemoglobin

red iron-containing molecule that binds to & carries oxygen from lungs to every cell in the body

erythroblast

red immature cell

normoblast

a normal or usual immature cell

reticulocyte

small network of cells - has a network of ribosomes in its cytoplasm

leukocyte

WBC - neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and monocytes

granulocyte

category of leukocytes with large granules in cytoplasm; includes neutrophils, eosinophils, and basophils

thrombocyte

cell fragment that does not have a nucleus

neutrophil

most numerous type of leukocyte. Categorized as a granulocyte because granules in cytoplasm don't easily stain blue or red

polymorphonuclear

another name for a neutrophil

myeloblast

very immature cell comes from a stem cell in the red marrow. Develops into a myelocyte

coagulation

formulation of a blood clot by platelets, erythrocytes, and clotting factors

cardiovascular

pertaining to the heart and blood vessels

atrium

one of the 2 upper heart chambers

ventricular

pertaining to one of the 2 lower chambers of the heart

apical

top apex of heart beat

tricuspid

valve located between right atrium and right ventricle - 3 cusps

myocardium

muscular middle layer of the heart

visceral

one of 2 pericardial layers surrounding the heart

epicardium

inner layer of pericardium that forms a serrous membrane forming outermost layer of the wall of the heart

femoral vein

vein that carries blood from the leg to the groin

intima

inner coating of a blood vessel

vaso constriction

narrowing or tightening of a vessel

popliteal

artery branching of abdominal aorta down the leg

sinoatrial

pacemaker of the heart

systolic

contraction phase of the heart beat

diastolic

relaxing phase of the heart beat

nasolacrimal

pertaining to the nose and tear duct

conjunctiva

delicate membrane lining eyelids and covering anterior eyeball

cornea

fibrous transparent layer of tissue extending over anterior portion of the eyeball

mydriasis

abnormal dilation of the pupil

uveal

pertaining to the 2nd or vascular coating of the eye lying immediately beneath the sclera

aqueous humor

fluid produced by ciliary body and found in the anterior chamber

macula

small spot or colored area

foveal

description for a tiny pit or depression

cerumen

waxy substance secreted by external ear aka ear wax

tympanic

membrane between outer and middle ear

stapes

3rd ossicle of the middle ear

malleus

1st ossicle of the middle ear, looks like a hammer

eustachian

auditory tube

temporomandibular

joint between temporal and mandibular rods

submental

under chin

radiography

branch of science that deals with roentgen rays, radium rays and other radiations and their curative properties

radiopaque

obstructing the passage of x-rays

fluoroscopy

procedure using an image intensifier such as a fluorescent screen and can observe organs in motion

angiography

x-ray imaging of blood vessels after injection of contrast material

venography

making of a tracing of venous pulse

intravenous

within or into the vein

interventional

invasive radiological procedures under fluoroscopic, MRI CT guidance

gadolinium

contrast materials commonly used in MRI exams

ultrasonography

diagnostic technique that projects and retrieves high frequency sound waves as they echo off parts of the body

transducer

hand held device sends and recieves ultrasound signals

echocardiography

echoes generated by high frequency sound waves produce images of the heart

scintigraphy

nuclear medicine scan that traces radioactive areas in the body after introduction of a radioactive substance

barium

compound used in x-ray examination of the gastrointestinal tract

tomography

using x-ray beams at multiple angles through a section of the patients body creating cross sectional imaging

positron

radioactive substance given intravenously used in PET scans

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