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The volume of erythrocytes within a given volume of whole blood, expressed as a percentage, is __________.
The iron-containing protein found in RBCs that transports the majority of oxygen carried in the blood is __________.
The anucleate cells that function to transport oxygen to the body's cells are called __________.
The movement of WBCs to areas of inflammation in response to chemical mediators is called __________.
An abnormal elevation of WBCs above the normal count of 11,000 cells/mm3 is called __________.
The process by which WBCs are able to easily slip in and out of blood vessels is called __________.
The process of blood cell formation within the red marrow of bones is called __________.
A thrombus that has broken away from a vessel wall and is freely floating in the bloodstream is called an __________.
Hereditary bleeding disorders that result from lack of clotting factors are referred to as __________.
The condition in which maternal antibodies cross the placenta and destroy the baby's RBCs is called __________.
hemolytic disease of the newborn
The condition in which fetal RBCs are destroyed faster than the infant liver can rid the body of the breakdown products of hemoglobin is called __________.
In a centrifuged blood sample, the buffy coat between the formed elements and the plasma contains:
leukocytes and platelets
The type of leukocytes that would increase rapidly during allergy attacks and infections of parasitic worms are:
Which one of the following represents the proper sequence of hemostasis:
vascular spasm, platelet plug formation, coagulation
Which chemical is released to bring about vasoconstriction during the vascular spasm phase of hemostasis:
A clot that breaks away from a vessel wall and circulates freely within the bloodstream is called a(n):
Treatment of hemophilia often involves
transfusion of plasma or injections of missing clotting factor
The process whereby the binding of antibodies to antigens causes RBCs to clump is called:
Compatibility testing for agglutination of donor RBCs by the recipients' serum is called:
The process by which white blood cells move in and out of blood vessels is called phagocytosis.
Erythropoeitin is released to stimulate platelet production in response to inadequate amounts of oxygen in the blood.
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