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the blood cells involved in defending the body against infective organisms and foreign substances
ischemic heart disease
a group of cardiac disabilities resulting from an insufficient supply of oxygenated blood to the heart
the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries caused by plaque buildup (also known as a heart attack)
chronic venous insufficiency
a condition in which venous circulation is inadequate due to partial vein blockage or leakage of venous valves
a foreign object, such as a blood clot, quantity of air or gas, or a bit of tissue or tumor that is circulating in the blood
describes any situation in which the total number of leukocytes in the circulating blood is less than normal
previously known as preleukimia, is a group of bone marrow disorders that are characterized by the insufficient production of one or more types of blood cells due to dysfunction of the bone marrow
a condition o fan inadequate number of circulating red blood cells due to the premature destruction of red blood cells by the spleen
a blood disorder characterized by anemia in which the red blood cells are larger than normal
administered to stimulate the kidneys to increase the secretion of urine to rid the body of excess sodium and water
the use of electrical shock to restore the heart's normal rhythm. Also known as cardioversion.
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