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Chapter 52

Assisting in Phelotomy
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antiseptic
An agent that inhibits bacterial growth that can be used on human tissue.
bifurcation
The point of forking or separating into two branches.
hematocrit
The percentage by volume of packed red blood cells in a given sample of blood after centrifgation.
hemoconcentration
A situation in which the concentration of blood cells is increased in proportion to the plasma.
hemolysis
The destruction or dissolution of red blood cells, with subsequent release of hemoglobin.
plasma
The liquid portion of whole blood that contains active clotting agents.
serum
The liquid portion of whole blood that remains after the blood has clotted.
stat
With no delay; at once.
syncope
Fainting.
thixotropic gel
A material that appears to be solid until subjected to a disturbance, such as centrifugation, upon which it becomes a liquid.