the presence of red blood cells of unequal size in a sample of blood. "condition of without equal cells"
the presence of bacteria in a sample of blood is a sign of infection. "condition of bacteria in the blood"
the presence of tear-shaped red blood cells in a sample of blood. "condition of irregular cell"
an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood. "condition of red cell" may also be called erythrocytosis
abnormal enlargement of the spleen is a symptom of injury or infection. "abnormally large spleen"
an immediate reaction to a foreign substance that includes rapid inflammation, vasodilation, bronchospasms, and spasms of the GI tract
iron deficiency anemia
caused by a lack of available iron, resulting in the body's inability to make adequate amounts of hemoglobin
caused by a failure to acquire vitamin B12 into the bloodstream for its delivery to red bone marrow
a disease that is caused by a person's own immune response attacking otherwise healthy tissue
A lethal form of food-borne illness caused by the ingestion of food contaminated with the neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
an infectious disease resulting in acute inflammation of the mucous membrane, primarily in the mouth and throat.
the leakage of fluid from the bloodstream into the interstitial space between body cells causes swelling and is one aspect of inflammation
"eating sore" infection of a wound may be caused by various anaerobic bacteria, which can cause damage to local tissues
a mass of blood outside blood vessels and confined within an organ or space within the body, usually in a clotted form. Usually the result of injury or disease.
a general term for a disease that affects hemoglobin within red blood cells. "disease of blood protein"
an inherited bleeding disorder that results from defective or missing blood-clotting proteins that are necessary components in the coagulation process. "love for blood"
an infectious disease that causes internal bleeding, or internal hemorrhage and high fevers. Often caused by viruses, such as Ebola
a malignant form of cancer of lymphatic tissue that is characterized by the progressive enlargement of lymph nodes, fatigue, and deficiency of the immune response.
a disease that develops without a known or apparent cause. "pertaining to individual disease"
a condition resulting from a defective immune response. Occurs when there are insufficient numbers of functional white blood cells, especially lymphocytes.
a reduction of an immune response may be caused by disease or by the use of chemical, pharmacological, or immunologic agents
the combination of two blood types that result in the destruction of red blood cells. It may occur during a blood transfusion causing severe consequences
the physiological process that serves as the body's initial response to injury and many forms of illness involves the swelling of body tissue.
a viral disease characterized by fever and an acute inflammation of respiratory mucous membranes
a form of cancer that literally means "condition of white blood cells" it originates from cells within the blood-forming tissue of the red bone marrow.
a disease caused by a parasitic protozoan that infects red blood cells and the liver during different parts of its life cycle. "bad air"
an acute viral disease that often begins as a fever, followed by the development of a skin rash containing numerous vesicles and often accompanied by a general inflammation of the respiratory tract. Also called rubeola
a viral disease characterized by enlarged lymph nodes and spleen, atypical lymphocytes, throat pain, pharyngitis, fever, and fatigue. It is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.
a viral infection that is spread from the saliva of an infected animal usually by way of a bite. The virus acts on the CNS to cause paranoia and paralysis
a systemwide disease caused by the presence of bacteria and their toxins in the circulating blood
a viral disease caused by the variola virus that was the scourge of the human population prior to its eradication of 1975.
the presence of the bacterium Staphylococcus in the blood. A frequent cause of infection in wounds, a complication of normal healing.
the most common cause of food-borne illness, skin inflammation, osteomyelitis, and nosocomial infections
the presence of the bacterium Streptococcus in the blood. Frequently begins in the throat or mouth and if not managed may spread to the bloodstream
a disease caused by a powerful neurotoxin released by the common bacterium Clostridium tetani. The toxins acts on the CNS to cause convulsions and spastic paralysis
a therapeutic treatment involving the use of a substance with known toxicity to bacteria
a chemical agent that delays or prevents the clotting process in blood. often administered to reduce the likelihood of clot formation after surgery. The most common form is warfarin
a pharmacological therapy that is useful in battling a class of viruses that tend to mutate quickly, called retroviruses. It is used against the virus that causes AIDS.
the process in which pathogens are rendered less virulent, or infectious, prior to their incorporation into a vaccine preparation. "to make thin"
a transfusion of blood donated by a patient for their personal use. It is a common procedure before a surgery to avoid potential incompatibility or contamination of blood.
a test or series of tests on a sample of plasma to measure the levels of its composition, including glucose, albumin, triglycerides, pH, cholesterol, and electrolytes.
the introduction of blood, blood products, or a blood substitute into a patient's circulation to restore blood volume to normal levels.
bone marrow transplant
a common procedure to treat leukemia, or injury resulting from radiation therapy or chemotherapy
complete blood count
a common laboratory test that evaluates a sample of blood to provide diagnostic information about a patient's general health
a microscopic count of the number of each type of white blood cell in a sample of blood. The procedure uses staining techniques to highlight the features of white blood cells, allowing the hematologist to distinguish between the types.
a procedure included in a complete blood count that measures the percentage of red blood cells in a volume of blood.
a procedure included in a complete blood count that measures the level of hemoglobin in red blood cells
a treatment that establishes immunity against a particular foreign substance that may otherwise cause disease
the treatment of infectious disease by the administration of pharmacological agents, such as serum, gamma globulin, treated antibodies, and suppressive drugs
a laboratory procedure that calculates the number of platelets in a known volume of blood.
any treatment that tends to prevent the onset of an infection or other type of disease. "protection before"
red blood count
a lab test included in a complete blood count that measures the number of red blood cells within a given volume of blood
this surgical removal of the spleen is often necessary if it has ruptured, which may occur during a physical injury to the left side of the trunk
a treatment that is performed to dissolve an unwanted blood clot, or thrombus. "dissolve clot"
the inoculation of a foreign substance that has reduced virulence, or a reduced ability to cause infection, as a means of providing a cure or prophylaxis.