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embolus
clot carried in the blood
-emia
suffix-in the blood
erythro-
red
erythrocytes
red blood cells
globin/globulin
protein
hema/hemo-
prefix-blood
hematocrit *Hgb,hb*
blood test to determine the amount of iron in the blood
hemorrhage
excessive bleeding
heparin
anticoagulant
hypercalcemia
excessive amount of calcium in the blood
hyperglycemia
high blood sugar
hypoglycemia
low blood sugar
immunoglobulin *lg*
protein capable of acting as an antibody
leukemia
disease characterized by overproduction of white blood cells
leukocytes
white blood cells
lumphoma
tumor of the lymphatic system
lymph
clear fluid that used to be plasma, and used to be interstitial fluid
lymph node
lymphatic organ that filters blood along the route of the lymphatic capillaries
lymphedema
abnormal accumulation of the lymph in the interstitial spaces
lymphocytes
white blood cells that create antibodies
partial thromboplasin time *PTT*
test to determine how long it takes for fibrin clots to form
phago-
prefix-eat
plasma
the liquid part of the blood *saltwater*, dissolved ions, proteins
prothrombin time *PT*
the time needed for plasma to clot
red blood count
*RBC*
blood test to determine the number of eryhrocytes per milliliter of blood
septicemia
blood poisoning by bacteria
sideropenia
lack of iron in the blood
spleen
large lymphatic organ that "filters" and stores blood
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
thrombectomy
excision of a blood clot
thrombin
an enzyme that causes clotting by forming fibers
thrombo-
prefix-clot
thrombocytes
platelets-help form clots
thymus gland
produces T-lymphocytes that create antibodies
tonsillectomy
excision of a tonsil
tonsils
lymphatic organs that filter blood
white blood count
*WBC*
blood test to determine the number of leukocytes per milliliter of blood
hematocrit *Hct*
blood test to determine the percentage of red blood cells