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An immature red blood cell with a network of precipitated basophilic material in the cytoplasm
Wasting away of a normally developed organ or tissue due to degeneration of cells caused by undernourishment, lack of use, or aging
the increased production and growth of normal cells in a tissue or organ, resulting in an abnormal increase in size of the tissue or organ
Any condition in which the red cell count, hemoglobin level, and/or hematocrit are less than normal
Condition marked by excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain; sometimes the accumulated fluid leads to increased intracranial pressure
A device used to measure levels of glucose in the blood, usually sampled by sticking the finger
Describes a solution having a lower osmotic pressure than another solution; State of muscle having less tension than normal
An oxygen deficiency, short of anoxia; decrease below normal levels of oxygen in inspired air
Increase in the size of a tissue or organ due to growth rather than tumor formation; increase in size results from an increase in cellular components, NOT from an increase in cell number
Describes a solution having the same osmotic pressure as another solution; having equal tension; type of muscular contraction in which shortening occurs while tension remains unchanged
Thread-like structures in the nucleus that contain genes; forms a darkly-staining body during cell division
Absence of oxygen from inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues; often used incorrectly to indicate hypoxia
Process of combining oxygen with a substance; Loss of electrons in an atom, accompanied by increase in positive valence
A type of white blood cell that is relatively large and contains a single oval-shaped nucleus; also called mononuclear leukocyte
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