Med Term Ch13 Blood System (SP)

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myeloma

tumor of the bone marrow

erythropoiesis

formation of red blood cells

bilirubin

pigment released by the liver in bile

fibrinogen

protein essential for clotting

platelet

a fragment of a cell that is needed to form blood clots

poikilocytosis

irregularity in shape

leukopheresis

removal of white blood cells from the circulation

heparin

anticoagulant found in blood and tissue cells

electrophoresis

method of separating plasma proteins by electrical charge

thalassemia

Inherited defect in ability to produce hemoglobin

thrombocytopenia

deficiency of clotting cells

coagulation

The process of blood clotting

macrophage

Large cell that engulfs foreign material and worn out red cells

neutrophil

White blood cell that destroys foreign material by phagocytosis

albumin

blood protein

pernicious anemia

Lack of mature red cells owing to inability to absorb vitamin B12

palliative

relieving symptoms but not curing them

myelogenous

produced in bone marrow

immunoglobulin

a protein with antibody activity

polycythemia vera

Increase in red blood cells

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