The Lymphatic and Immune System - Medical Terminology
Terms in this set (39)
germ, bud, developing cell
clear water or fluid
This term literally means "condition of white blood."
Lymphedema is a condition of swelling due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels or lymph nodes and the accumulation of large amounts of lymph in the affected region.
In the term "cytotoxic," what is the meaning of the suffix?
A lymphatic disease that is characterized most often by a painless enlarged lymph node in the neck is
This substance is a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or increase immunity
This test determines the type and number of blood cells
complete blood count
The measurement of gases present in arterial blood is known as
arterial blood gases
This highly contagious disease is caused by a virus and is characterized by sudden onset, fever, prostration, severe aches and pains, and progressive inflammation of the respiratory mucous membranes
The term "systemic lupus erythematosus" refers to a disease characterized by what?
fever, weakness, red skin lesions, anemia, and joint pain or arthritis
This procedure tests for allergic susceptibility by rubbing an extract of an allergen into small breaks in the skin
How many word roots are in the term "erythroblastosis fetalis"?
This condition is one of immediate hypersensitive immunological reaction characterized by contraction of smooth muscle and dilation of capillaries
What term literally means "enlarged spleen"?
What is used in the process of immunization?
A malignant tumor of the skin and sometimes lymph nodes and that is seen especially in AIDS patients is known as
The procedure called prothrombin time is a timed blood test to determine the time required for prothrombin to form thrombin
The process of blood cells clumping together to form a clot is known as coagulation
Pernicious anemia is a chronic, progressive anemia common in what population
In the term "WBC with differential," the abbreviation "WBC" stands for "white blood cell count"
How many word parts form in the term septicemia?