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substance that is able to produce an immune response and will react with a specific antibody
hemolytic disease of the newborn
subsequent pregnancies with Rh+ fetuses can result in small Rh antibodies crossing the placenta and causing hemolysis in the fetuses' blood
artificial serum or serum from an animal/human containing antibodies against A,B,Rh antigens
complete blood count
vital diagnostic tool; screens for abnormalities in the number or structure of formed elements
differential WBC count
performed to determine the percentage of the five types of WBCs in a blood sample
determines the volume of RBCs described as the percentage of RBCs in a whole blood sample
O because it doesn't contain any antigens so the antibodies cannot attack the foreign antigens
What are the functions of blood?
-carries oxygen, nutrients and hormones to body tissues
-transports carbon dioxide, heat and metabolic wastes away from body tissues
-regulates pH, body temperature, and cell water content
-provides protection from blood loss through clotting and against disease through phagocytic wbc and antibodies
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