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Blood type groupings based on presence or absence of either of two antigens (A or B). Absence of both results in type-O blood.
ABO blood groups
Clumping of (foreign) cells, induced by cross-linking of antigen-antibody complexes.
Agglutination
Type of white blood cell lacking visible granules. Examples: lymphocytes and monocytes.
Agranulocyte
A protein found in virtually all animals; the most abundant plasma protein.
Albumin
Reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of blood caused by a decreased number of erythrocytes or a decreased percentage of hemoglobin in the blood.
Anemia
Clotting of blood
Coagulation
The obstruction of a blood vessel by an embolus.
Embolism
A blood clot, bubble of air, or fatty mass floating in the blood.
Embolus
Granular white blood cells whose granules readily take up a stain called eosin.
Eosinophils
Red blood cell
Erythrocyte
The fibrous insoluble protein formed during the clotting of blood.
Fibrin
Cellular portion of blood
Formed elements
Type of WBC with visible granules. Examples: neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils.
Granulocyte
The percentage of erythrocytes to total blood volume.
Hematocrit
The oxygen-transporting pigment of erythrocytes
Hemoglobin
An inherited clotting defect caused by absence of a blood-clotting factor
Hemophilia
Stoppage of blood flow
Hemostasis
White blood cell
Leukocyte
Large single-nucleus white blood cell; agranular leukocyte.
Monocyte
The most abundant of white blood cells
Neutrophil
The fluid portion of blood
Plasma
One of the irregular cell fragments of blood; involved in clotting
Platelets
Presence of an abnormally large number of erythrocytes in the blood
Polycythemia
Dark purple nucleus; little bigger than red blood cells; reside mostly in lymphatic tissues and play important role in immune response
Lymphocyte