20 terms

UNIT 5_BLOOD_ definitions_ΓYN

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blood
the red fluid that flows through the heart throughout the body.
donating blood
δίνω αίμα( είμαι αιμοδότης)
blood bank
a place where blood or blood plasma is collected, processed, stored, and distributed.
red blood cells
one of the cells of the blood which contain hemoglobin and carry oxygen to the cells and tissues and carbon dioxide back to therespiratory organs.
cell
the most basic unit of structure of an organism
compatible
capable of existing or living together in harmony:
universal donor
someone whose blood is capable of being given to any person in the world no matter what their blood types
plasma
the part of blood in which blood cells are suspended.It is the part of blood that makes it liquid.
clot
a collection of platelets in blood that come together to stop a wound from continuing to bleed
platelets
an irregularly- shaped cell that circulates in one's blood and causes clots to form when on is injured and bleeding
bleeding
loss of blood which occurs when blood escapes from the circulatory system
injury
harm or hurt; usually applied to damage inflicted on the body by an external force
circulate
to move in a circle or circuit, such as blood in the body:
oxygen
a gas in the air that people need to live
antigen
a protein that can cause the body to react by producing an antibody that fights infection or disease.
blood drive
Blood donation at a special event where donors come to give blood
BLOOD TYPE A
the blood type that has only the A antigen on its red blood cells and the A antibody in its plasma
BLOOD TYPE B
the blood type that has only the B antigen on its red blood cells and the B antibody in its plasma
BLOOD TYPE AB
the blood type that has both the A and B antigens on its red blood cells and neither the A nor B antibodies in its plasma
BLOOD TYPE O
the blood type that has neither the A nor B antigens on its red blood cells but has both the A and B antibodies in its plasma

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