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Med Term Ch13 Blood System (SP)

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myeloma
tumor of the bone marrow
erythropoiesis
formation of red blood cells
bilirubin
pigment released by the liver in bile
fibrinogen
protein essential for clotting
platelet
a fragment of a cell that is needed to form blood clots
poikilocytosis
irregularity in shape
leukopheresis
removal of white blood cells from the circulation
heparin
anticoagulant found in blood and tissue cells
electrophoresis
method of separating plasma proteins by electrical charge
thalassemia
Inherited defect in ability to produce hemoglobin
thrombocytopenia
deficiency of clotting cells
coagulation
The process of blood clotting
macrophage
Large cell that engulfs foreign material and worn out red cells
neutrophil
White blood cell that destroys foreign material by phagocytosis
albumin
blood protein
pernicious anemia
Lack of mature red cells owing to inability to absorb vitamin B12
palliative
relieving symptoms but not curing them
myelogenous
produced in bone marrow
immunoglobulin
a protein with antibody activity
polycythemia vera
Increase in red blood cells