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Chapter 15 Vocabulary

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Albumin
Any protein that is water soluble
Anemia
The body does not have enough healthy red blood cells
Basophil
least common of granulocytes
Coagulation
Blood forms clots
Eosinophil
Leukocytes responsible for fighting multicellular pathogens
Erythrocyte
Red blood cells
Erythropoietin
glycoprotein hormone that controls red blood cell production
Fibrin
protein in the involvement of blood clotting
Hematocrit
Erythrocyte volume fraction
hematopoiesis
immature cells develop into mature cells
Hemaglobin
Protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen
Hemolysis
breakdown of red blood cells
Hemostasis
Stops bleeding
Leukocyte
White blood cells
lymphocyte
WBC in defending from toxins
Monocyte
type of WBC which attacks bacteria or viruses
neutrophil
most plentiful kind of WBC
Plasma
Yellow colored liquid component of blood
Platelet
Thrombocytes
Red blood Cell
Erythrocytes
Reticulocyte
Premature RBC's
Serum
Component not a blood cell, nor a clotting factor
Thrombocyte
Platelets
White blood cell
leukocytes. Fight off germs

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