Haematic & Lymphatic - Word List
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blood composed of liquid plasma and cellular elements
blood which has had the coagulation system activated and forms a semi-solid state.
non-cellular portion of blood which still contains all coagulant proteins.
non-cellular portion of blood left after coagulation.
blood which has the fibrin removed.
production of blood cells.
red blood cell
formation of red blood cells.
protein RBC responsible for carrying oxygen. Requires iron for proper formation.
results when there is a reduction in the number of circulating RBC, or, in the Hb content. A symptom of various diseases.
volume of packed RBCs, as a percentage of whole blood.
decrease in platelet number
CBC (complete blood count)
a set of tests that include all WBC, RBC and platelet measurements.
destruction of a clot
the system regulating formation and removal of blood clots in the body.
a hereditary disorder in which there is an impairment of the blood clotting mechanism.
malignant proliferation of WBC
decrease in the number of WBC
WBCs which normally contain granules (neutrophil, eosinophil, basophil) and their precursors.
markedly phagocytic granulocyte.
Granulocyte involved in allergic reactions.
granulocyte which releases histamines in allergic reactions.
very immature granulocyte.
markedly phagocytic agranulocyte.
agranulocyte whose main function is to protect the body in immunologic responses.
activity of ingesting foreign material.
of long duration
condition which is expected to cause the death of the patient.
referring to bone marrow.
first recognizable early cell in the bone marrow.
tumour of the lymph tissue.
the blood that flows in the vascular system (circulation)
the layers of WBCs and PLTs which appears after whole blood has settled out.
an immature RBC that still has bits of RNA in it.
the study of form and structure of cells and tissue.