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ABO SYSTEM
SYSTEM OF TYPING BLOOD ACCORDING TO THE PRESENCE (OR ABSENCE) OF TWO ANTIGENS ON RED BLOOD CELL MEMBRANES
ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA
CANCER OF THE BLOOD IN WHICH IMMATURE LYMPHOCYTES PROLIFERATE IN BONE MARROW, THE THYMUS, AND THE LYMPH NODES
AGGLUTINATION
LUMPING OF CELLS, PARTICULARLY IN REFERENCE TO RED BLOOD CELLS INVOLVED IN A ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY REACTION
AGRANULAR LEUKOCYTE
WHITE BLOOD CELL WITH POORLY VISIBLE CYTOPLASMIS GRANULES
ANEMIA
CONDITION CHARACTERIZED BY A DEFICIENCY OF RED BLOOD CELLS OR HEMOGLOBIN. SEE ALSO IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA, PERNICIOUS ANEMIA.
ANTIBODY
PROTEIN PRODUCED IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESENCE OF SOME FOREIGN SUBSTANCE IN THE BLOOD OR TISSUES.
ANTIGEN
FOREIGN SUBSTANCES, USUALLY A PROTEIN, THAT STIMULATES THE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES.
APLASTIC ANEMIA
AN INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF RED BLOOD CELLS BROUGHT ON BY DAMAGE TO THE RED BONE MARROW DUE TO RADIATION OR CHEMICALS.
BASOPHIL
LEUKOCYTE WITH A GRANULAR CYTOPLASM AND THAT IS ABLE TO BE STAINED WITH A BASIC DYE.
DEOXYHEMOGLOBIN
HEMOGLOBIN NOT CARRYING OXYGEN
DIFFERENTIAL WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT
MICROSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF A BLOOD SAMPLE IN WHICH EACH OF WHITE BLOOD CELL IS COUNTED
EMBOLUS
MOVING BLOOD CLOT THAT IS CARRIED THROUGH THE BLOODSTREAM.
EOSINOPHIL
GRANULAR LEUKOCYTE CAPABLE OF BEING STAINED WITH THE DYE EOSIN.
FIBRIN
INSOLUBLE PROTEIN THREADS FORMED FROM FIBINOGEN DURING BLOOD CLOTTING.
FIBRINOGEN
PLASMA PROTEIN THAT IS COVERTED INTO FIBRIN THREADS DURING BLOOD COAGULATION.
FORMED ELEMENT
CELLULAR CONSTITUENT OF BLOOD.
GAMMA GLOBULIN
TYPE OF GLOBULIN, A CLASS OF PROTEINS IN THE BLOOD; INCLUDES ALL ANTIBODIES.
GLOBIN
PROTEIN PORTION OF A HEMOGLOBIN MOLECULE.
GRANULAR LEUKOCYTE
WHITE BLOOD CELL WITH PROMINENT GRANULES IN THE CYTOPLASM.
HEMARTHROSIS
BLEEDING INTO JOINTS CAUSED BY INSUFFICIENT CLOTTING FACTORS.
HEMATOCRIT
VOLUME PERCENTAGE OF RED BLOOD CELLS WITHIN A SAMPLE OF WHOLE BLOOD.
HEME
IRON-CONTAINING PORTION OF A HEMOGLOBIN MOLECULE.
HEMOGLOBIN
PIGMENT OF RED BLOOD CELLS RESPONSIBLE FOR OXYGEN TRANSPORT.
HEMOGLOBIN
PIGMENT OF RED BLOOD CELLS RESPONSIBLE FOR OXYGEN TRANSPORT.