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Blood Transfusion
blood from the donor is transfered into a vessel if the recipient
whole blood
blood treated with an anticoagulant (prevents clotting)
transfusion reaction
any adverse effect that occurs after transfussion
hematology
the study of blood and blood forming tissues
hematoma
a localized collection of blood, ususally clotted, in organ tissue or space resulting from a break in the wall of a blood vessel
hemolysis
the destruction of red blood cells
hemodialysis
the process of diffusing blood through a semipermeable membrane to remove toxic materials
Thrombosis
formation of internal blood clots
thrombocytes
blood platelets, small structures in the blood that are important for clotting
thrombocytopenia/thrombopenia
a reduction in the number of blood platelets
hemoglobin
red, transports oxygen to tissues and waste CO2 to the lungs
anemia
a condition in which the number of red blood cells, conc of hemoglobin, or both are decreased
leukocytes
wbc's, body defense, help combat infection
phagocytes
cells that can ingest and destroy bacteria,protazoa,other cells,cell debris
leukopenia/leukocytopenia
an abnormal decrease in the total number of wbc's
leukocytosis
abnormal increase in the total number of wbc's
leukemia
progressive,malignant disease, increase in the number of leukocytes and immature leukocytes
hematopoiesis
the formation and development of blood cells
erythropoietin
a hormone produced in the kidneys and released into the bloodstream , causes the production of rbc's
benign
favorable for recovery, not having the tendency to spread
malignant
tending to grow worse, to spread, and can become life-threatening
immunocomprimised
an immune response that has been weakened by disease or by an agent that supresses the immune system
immunodeficiency
caused by a defect in the immune system and is generally characterized by susceptibility to unfections and chronic diseases