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hematology/lymphatics

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agammaglobulinemia
the loss of the ability to produce antibodies
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
anemia
decrease in red blood cells
antibody
a defense provided by the body against an antigen
anticoagulant
an agent that delays or inhibits blood clotting
antigen
harmful invader
autoimmune disease
body produces antibodies against itself causing injury
autologous transfusion
a tranfusion prepared from a donor's own blood
blood
composed of liquid plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
CBC
complete blood count
Centrifuge
a device that spins test tubes of blood
Coumadin
an oral anticoagulant
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
diff
white cell differential
diuretics
remove edema through urination
dysphagia
difficulty swallowing
dyspnea
difficult breathing
erythema
redness of the skin
erythrocytolysis
destruction of red blood cells
erythrocyte
red blood cell
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
a blood test done to test foor inflammation
erythropenia
a decrease in red blood cells
erythropoiesis
production of red blood cells
Hct
hematocrit
hematocrit
the volume of packed red cells
hemoglobin
transports oxygen in the body
hemoglobin A1C
blood test that indicates an average blood glucose level over a few months
hemophilia
a bleeding disorder
hemosiderosis
abnormal increase of iron in blood
heparin
an intravenous anticoagulant
hematoma
blood vessel breakage
hepatomegaly
enlargement of the liver
hepatosplenomegaly
enlargement of the liver and spleen
hodgkin's disease
cancer of the lymphatic tissue
homologous transfusion
a transfusion prepared from a donor's compatible blood
hypoproteinemia
decrease in the blood protein level
hypotension
low blood pressure
immunologist
one who specializes in the study of protections
intravenous
into a vein
leukocytosis
abnormal increase of white blood cells
leukopenia
decrease of white blood cells
local edema
edema limited to a specific area
lupus erythematosus
autoimmune disease that effects connective tissue
lymphatic system
a network of structures which drains fluid from tissue spaces and returns it to the blood
lymphocyte
white blood cell
monocyte
a single cell
morphology
the study of shape
palliative
treatment provided to relieve symptoms
pallor
paleness
Pcv
packed cell volume
phagocytosis
condition of cell eating
phlebototmy
to draw blood
plasma
the liquid portion of blood
PT
prothrombin time (clotting time)
RBC
red blood count
reticulocyte
immature cells
splenorrhexis
rupture of the spleen
syncope
fainting
splenomegaly
enlargement of the spleen
systemic edema
generalized edema
tachycardia
rapid heart beat
thrombocyte
platelet
thrombocytopenia
decrease of platelets
thrombolysis
destruction of a clot
thrombus
a blood clot
tonsillectomy
surgical temoval of the tonsils
tonsilliitis
inflammation of the tonsils
tourniquet
thin strip of latex tied around the upper arm during phlebotomy
vertigo
dizziness
WBC
white blood count