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Chapter 13 - Blood

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hemolysis
Breakdown of recipient's red blood cells when incompatible bloods are mixed.
anisocytosis
Condition of cells of unequal size (red blood cells).
differentiation
Change in structure and function of a cell as it matures; specialization.
erythropoiesis
Formation of red blood cells.
hemoglobin
Blood protein found in red blood cells.
myeloblasts
Immature bone marrow cell that develops into a white blood cell.
neutropenia
Deficiency of a type of white blood cell.
plateletpheresis
Separation of clotting cells from the rest of the blood (using a centrifuge).
poikilocytosis
Condition of irregularly shaped cells (red blood cells).
sideropenia
Deficiency of iron.
chronic myelogenous leukemia
Both mature and immature granulocytes are present in bone marrow and blood.
dyscrasia
Any abnormal or pathological condition of the blood.
hemophilia
Excessive bleeding caused by lack of Factor VIII or IX.
mulitple myeloma
Malignant tumor of bone marrow.
pernicious anemia
Lack of mature erythrocytes owing to inability to absorb vitamin B12
polycythemia vera
Erythemia
purpura
Multiple pinpoint hemorrhages; thrombocytopenia
remission
Symptoms of disease disappear.
relapse
Symptoms of disease return.
thalassemia
Inherited defect in the ability to produce hemoglobin.