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agglutination
clumping of foreign cells induced by cross linking of antigen-antibody complexes
anemia
reduced oxygen carrying ability of the blood caused by a decreased number of erythrocytes or decreased percentage of hemoglobin in the blood
basophils
white blood cells whose granules stain deep blue with basic dye; have a relatively pale nucleus and granular appearing cytoplasm
coagulation
clotting (of blood)
eosinophils
granular WBCs whose granules readily take up a stain called eosin
erythrocytes
red blood cells
fibrin
the fibrous insoluble protein formed during the clotting of blood
formed elements
cellular portion of blood
hemoglobin
the oxygen-transporting pigment of erythrocytes
leukocytes
white blood cells
lymphocytes
agranular white blood cells formed in the bone marrow that mature in the lymphoid tissue
monocytes
large single-nucleus white blood cell; agranular leukocyte
neurtrophils
the most abundant of the white blood cells
plasma
the fluid portion of the blood
platelets
one of the irregular cell fragments of blood; involved in clotting
prothrombin
A plasma protein that is converted into thrombin during blood clotting.
thromboplastin
A protease that converts prothrombin to thrombin in the early stages of blood clotting. Also called thrombokinase
artery
a vessel that carries blood away from heart
atrium
a chamber of the heart receiving blood from the veins
capillary
a minute blood vessel connection aterioles with venules
cardiac cycle
sequence of events encompassing one complete contraction and relaxation of the atria and ventricles of the heart
cardiac output
the blood volume ejected per minute by the left ventricle
pulse
the rhythmic expansion and recoil of arteries resulting from the heart contraction; can be felt from outside of body
systemic circulation
system of blood vessels that carries nutrient and oxygen rich blood to all body parts
ventricles
discharging chambers of the heart