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condition in which there is an excessive proportion of acid in the blood and thus an abnormally low blood pH
a substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates an antigen that has entered the body
hemolytic disease in the newborn caused by a blood groop (Rh factor) incompatibility between the mother and the fetus
is a drug used for mothers who have Rh- blood to keep them from producing antibodies that could harm their future babies
bone marrow transplant
infusion of normal bone marrow cells from a donor with matching cells and tissue to a recipient with a certain type of leukemia or anemia
CBC(complete blood cell count)
battery of tests used to mesaure the amounts or levels of many blood constitutes and is often ordered as a routine part of a physical examination
component of the CBC that provides information about the volume of RBC's in a blood sample
a thin light colored layer of white blood cells and platelets than lie between a top layer of plasma and red blood cells
An inadequate number of RBC's, a deficiency in the production of normal hemoglobin, or production of hemoglobin that is in some way defective
caused by an actual decrease in the number of circulating RBC's lost because of hemorrhage or bleeding
chronic blood-loss anemia
caused by slow but continuous blood loss over time from diseases such as cancer or ulcers
results from a dietary deficiency of vitamin B12 or from the failure of the stomach ling to produce "intrinsic factor" the substance that allows vitamin B12 to be absorbed
group that are all associated with a decreased life span caused by an increased rate of destruction
sickle cell anemia
genetic disease that results in the formation of limited amounts of an abnormal type of hemoglobin called hemoglobin S(HbS)
differential WBC count
reveals more information than simply counting the total number of all of the different types of WBC's in a blood sample
The most abundant type of white blood cell. Neutrophils are phagocytic and tend to self-destruct as they destroy foreign invaders, limiting their life span to a few days.
largest leukocytes; aggressive phagocytes; capable of engulfing larger bacterial organisms and cancerous cells
"large eater" monocytes that have grown to several times their original size after migrating out of the bloodstream
malignant transformations of B cells, T cells, and NK cells. When present in blood and bone marrow, lymphoid neoplasms are called leukemias, and when they are localized in lymphoid tissues they are called lymphomas.
abnormal proliferation of myeloid tissue or myeloid precursor cell often associated w/ cancerous transformation
"the kissing disease"; common non-cancerous WBC disorder appearing most often in adolescents and young adults, An infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that is characterized by fever, a sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes
a protein formed by clotting factors from damaged tissue cells and platelets; it converts prothrombin into thrombin, a step essential to forming a blood clot
Protein threads that form the basis of a blood clot, The activated form of the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen, which aggregates into threads that form the fabric of the clot.
the formation or presence of a thrombus (a clot of coagulated blood attached at the site of its formation) in a blood vessel
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