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Continuation of Blood and Lymphatic Systems

Terms

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hematocrit (Hct)
Percentage of erythrocytes in a volume of blood
WBC
white blood cell
inter-
between
lymph/o
lymph
ex: lymphopoiesis-
lymph formation
immun/o
protection
ex: autoimmune diseases-
self protection
thym/o
thymus gland
ex: thymoma-
tumor of thymus gland
lymphaden/o
lymph node
ex: lymphadenopathy-
disease formation of lymph node
sed rate
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
multiple myeloma
malignant tumor of bone marrow cells
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (set rate or ESR)
speed at which erythrocytes settle out of plasma
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
syndrome assoiated with suppression of the immune system and marked by opportunistic infections, secondary neoplasms, and neurological problems
allergy
abnormal hypersensitivity acquired by exposure to an antigen
complete blood count (CBC)
includes red and white blood cell count, platelet count, heloglobin test, hematocrit, and red cell indices
toxin
a poison; a protein produced by certain bacteria, animals, and plants
Kaposi sarcoma
a malignant condition associated with AIDS; arises from the lining of capillaries and appears as bluish-red skin nodules
Hb, Hgb
hemoglobin
Hodgkin disease
a malignant tumor of lymph tissue in splee and lymph nodes
crit
to separate
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
thymoma
malignant tumor of the thymus gland
lymph
fluid found within lymphatic vessels and collected from tissues throughout the body
PT
prothrombin time
cross match
procedure done to determine the compatibility between the recipient's blood and donor's blood in order to prevent a blood transfusion reaction.
lymphoma
malignant tumor of lymph nodes and lymph tissue
interstitial fluid
fluid in the spaces between cells
tox/o
poison
ex: toxic-
pertaining to poison
RBC
red blood cell
splen/o
spleen
ex: splenomegaly-
enlargement of spleen
acquired immunity
formation of antibodies and lymphocytes after exposure to an antigen
CBC
complete blood count
Hct
hematocrit
hemoglobin test (Hb, Hgb)
Total amount of hemoglobin in a sample of peripheral blood
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus, the cause of mononucleosis
prothrombin time
a test of the ability of blood to clot
bleeding time
The time it takes for a small puncture wound to stop bleeding.
lymph nodes
stationary lymph tissue along lymph vessels
antiglobulin test (Coombs test)
Demonstrates whether the patient's erythrocytes are coated with anti-body and is useful in determining the presence of antibodies in infants of Rh- women or in patients with autoimmune hemolytic anemia

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