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What would make antibodies to the B agglutinogen, but not the A agglutinogen?

Type A.

Would have type A and B agglutinogens?

Type AB.

Would make antibodies to the A and B agglutionogens?

Type O.

Would make antibodies to the A agglutinogen, but not the B agglutinogen?

Type B.

Which of the following is considered a lymphocyte?

B cell.

Which of the following is a characteristic of a mature erythrocyte?

It has a biconcave disc shape.


Highly phagocytic cell with a U shaped nucleus.


Small agranulocyte that can live for years.


Has a role in killing parasitic worms.


The most numerous type of white blood cell.


Bilobed nucleus and dark staining cytoplasmic granules.

Aging red blood cells are fragmented and trapped in the:


Blood type is determined by:

Glycoproteins present on the surface of erythrocytes.

Erythropoietin is made primarily by the:


The migration of white blood cells out of the capillary blood vessels is called:


A free-floating blood clot is called a thrombus.


Which of the following is not a role of Albumin?

It serves an immune system function.

Erythropoiesis is best defined as:

Red blood cell production.

The percentage of blood volume occupied by erythrocytes is called the:



Converts fibrinogen to fibrin.


Fibrin digesting enzyme.

Platelet derived growth factor:

Stimulates blood vessel healing.


Inhibits coagulation.

Prothrombin activator:

Generates thrombin!

Choose the true statement about fetal hemoglobin.

Fetal hemoglobin has a higher affinity for oxygen than adult hemoglobin.

Which of the following is true regarding the extrinsic pathway of blood clotting?

The extrinsic pathway is triggered by tissue factor.

One molecule of hemoglobin can bind a maximum of ___ oxygen molecules.


Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) can develop when an Rh+ mother is pregnant with an Rh- child.

False. (Backwards.)

Overproduction of white blood cells is called:


Which of the following shows the correct sequence of hemostasis from start to end?

Vascular spasm, platelet plug formation, and coagulation.

Granulocytes do not include:


The buffy coat that appears after a sample of blood has been centrifuged contains:


The process of actively metabolizing oxygen to produce bleach and hydrogen to kill bacteria is known as:

Respiratory burst.

Erythroblastosis fetalis is caused by:

Rh incompatibility between an Rh- mother and an Rh+ child during pregnancy.

Individuals with malaria have a better chance of surviving if they have which type of anemia?

Sickle cell.

Which of the following is a function of basophils?

Release histamine during an allergic reaction.

Which of the following facts has the greatest effect on making RBCs very effecient oxygen transporters?

They generated ATP by anaerobic mechanisms and do not consume any of the oxygen they carry.

A major plasma protein that maintains the blood osmotic pressure.


Another term for reduced hemoglobin.


Which leukocyte contains histamine in its granules?


Which of the following is a function of neutrophils?

Phagocytize bacteria,

Which of the following types of white blood cells kills parasitic worms, destroys antibody complexes, and inactivates some inflammatory chemicals of allergy?


The terms biconcave and anucleated apply to:

Red blood cells.

Which of the following is a function of erythrocytes?

Transport oxygen and carbon dioxide.

The final step in clot formation is:

Fibrinogen → Fibrin.

Which antibodies would be found in the serum of a person with AB blood?

Neither A nor B antibodies.

Eighty-five percent of Americans carry the ___ Rh agglutinogen on their RGVs.


A healthy adult male has approximately ___ liters of blood.


Mature red blood cells in the circulating blood are filled with:

Hemoglobin molecules.

Which of the following is a function of lymphocytes?

Destruction of virus containing cells.

Diapedesis refers to:

The escape of leukocytes from blood vessels into tissue spaces.

The percentage of total volume used to determine the number of erythrocytes in a blood sample is referred to as the:


The most numerous leukocyte is the:


Pernicious anemia may result from:

The lack of vitamin B12 in diet or deficiency of intrinsic factor needed to absorb B12.


Increased blood flow due to vasodilation of blood vessels entering the injured area.


Seeps from the capillaries and contains clotting factors and antibodies.


The process in which white blood cells are attracted to the site of an injury.


Caused by an excess blood flow to the injured area; helps dilute harmful substances and brings in excess oxygen.

Helper T cells.

Bind to antigen presenting cells to begin the process of co-stimulation.

Memory B cells.

Remember antigens from one exposure event to another.

Plasma cells.

Secrete antibodies.

Cytotoxic T cells.

Attack and lyse cells that are not 'self'.

Active natural.

Immunity gained from being exposed to the pathogen and developing the illness.

Passive artificial.

Injections of clonal antibodies to fight off a current pathogen invasion.

Passive natural.

Transport of antibodies across the placental membrane or through mother's milk.

Active artificial.

Injections of dead or attenuated strains of the disease causing agents.

Grave's disease.

Thyroid gland becomes hyperactive.

Rheumatoid arthritis.

Disease that destroys the linings of joints.

Multiple sclerosis.

Disease that destroys the myelin sheaths of the brain and spinal cord.

Myasthenia gravis.

Disease that leads to drooping facial muscles because the neuromuscular junctions are damaged.


Harmful microorganisms.


Defenses we gain through life experience and exposure to antigens.


Defenses with which we are born.


Proteins that attach to antigens.


System of proteins that lyse cell membrane.

Helper T cell.

Coordinate humoral and cellular immune responses.


A common APC.

Mast cell.

Invoke inflammation when IgE cross links to them.

Plasma cells.

Produce immunoglobulins.


This process encourages phagocytosis.


Characterized by high numbers of neutrophils

Gamma globulin.

A plasma protein.

Acid mantle.

Covers the skin and limits bacterial growth.

Natural killer cells.

A small subgroup of lymphocytes that will attack cancerous cells.


Phagocytes that will migrate to the site of an infection within a few hours.


Derived from circulation monocytes.


Neutrophils squeeze through walls of capillaries into the tissues.


Inflammatory chemicals attract neutrophils to the injured areas.


Neutrophils attach to CAMs on the endothelial linings in the injured area.


Chemicals released from injured tissues stimulate rapid proliferation and release of cells.


First line of defense against invading organisms.

Stomach mucosa.

Produces HCl and enzymes that kill bacteria.

Saliva and tears.

Contains the antibacterial enzyme called lysozyme.

Respiratory tract.

Sticky mucous membrane lined with cilia.

A patient who lacks intrinsic factor is likely to develop?

Pernicious anemia.

Platelets are derived from:


Has an A antigen.

Blood group A.

Has both A and B antigens.

Blood group AB.

Has both anti A and B antibodies.

Blood group O.

Has only anti-A antibody.

Blood group B.

Tissue factor (TFIII) or tissue thromoplastin.

Triggers the 'shortcut' extrinsic mechanism that bypasses several steps of the intrinsic pathway.


Catalyzes conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin strands.


Inactive form of thrombin.

Von Willebrand Factor (VWF)

Assists platelets to adhere to collagen fibers.


Plasma minus the clotting proteins.


Sodium, calcium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, and sulfate.


Produced by the liver and exerts osmotic pressure to maintain water balance between blood and tissues.


Involved in transport of lipids and immune response.

Non-protein nitrogenous substances.

Byproducts of cellular metabolism; urea and uric acid.


Ninety percent of plasma volume; dissolving and suspending medium for solutes of blood.

Iron deficiency anemia.

Can result from inadequate intake of iron containing foods and impaired iron absorption.

Aplastic anemia.

Results from destruction or inhibition of the red marrow by certain bacterial toxins, drugs, and ionizing radiation.

Sickle cell anemia.

Caused by abnormal hemoglobin from a change in DNA which results in a change in one of the 287 amino acids.


Caused by defective synthesis of heme groups and production of nonfunctional hemoglobin molecules.

Hemorrhagic anemias.

Result from bleeding.

Buffy coat.

Thin white colored area in centrifuged blood that contains WBC and platelets.


The liquid portion of centrifuged blood that sits atop everything else.


Erythrocyte portion of centrifuged blood.


Form a temporary plug at the site of bleeding.


Increase in number significantly during bacterial infections.


Play a critical role in immunity.


Contain the anticoagulant heparin granules.


Differentiate into macrophages.

What is the second step of T-cell activation?


In the list below, which type of cell is involved in adaptive immunity?

B cells.

___ are substances that can trigger the adaptive defenses and provoke an immune response.



Dimeric antibody found in body secretions.


Antibody that mediates some allergies.


Large pentamer shaped antibody.


Most abundant class of antibodies.


Antigen receptor found on B cells.

Humoral immunity is provided by:


Which of the following is characteristic of a secondary immune response?

A secondary immune response lasts longer than a primary immune response.

Self reactive B cells are eliminated in the:

Bone marrow.

A graft that is transplanted from one person to a genetically identical individual is an example of a:


___ is the property of lymphocytes that prevents them from attacking the body's own cells.


MHC II proteins are found:

On antigen presenting cells.

Which of the following is not a property of interferons (IFNs)?

IFNs stimulate B cells to produce antibodies.

The first step in inflammation is:

Tissue injury.

A moderate fever is a protective immune response.



Phagocytes squeeze through the capillary endothelium.


White blood cells migrate to the site of tissue damage.


An increase in the number of white blood cells that are in circulation.


Clinging of phagocytic cells to the inner walls of capillaries.

Which of the following is mismatched?

Helper T cells; directly target and kill cancer cells.

A vaccination works to establish:

Artificial active immunity.

Which of the following is not a sign of inflammation?


Rheumatoid arthritis.

Autoimmune disorder.

Immediate hypersensitivity.


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