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12 Blood (Vocabulary)

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leukocytes
general name for white blood cells
erythrocytes
general name for red blood cells
thrombocytes
general name for platelets
hemoglobin
protein found in blood
hemostasis
the process of stopping bleeding
hematopoiesis
the process of creating new blood cells
macrophage
any large cell that consumes other cells
coagulation
refers to the clotting of blood
plasma
composed of water and proteins
hemostasis
the process of stopping bleeding
bone marrow
where blood cells are formed
hematocrit
refers to the percentage of blood cells in a sample
thrombus
a blood clot
erythropoietin
hormone that increases red blood cell production
heparin
thins blood, prevents clots
histamine
chemical that causes inflammation
neutrophil
most common type of white blood cell, active phagocytes
eosinophil
white blood cell that attacks parasites
basophil
white blood cell that produces histamines
monocyte
white blood cell that can become a macrophage or dendritic cell
lymphocyte
white blood cell that produces antibodies
hematocrit
The percentage of red blood cells to plasma (45/55)
iron
element that binds to oxygen
vitamin K
given to newborns to help with blood clotting