medterm.blood/lymph

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rswartout
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medterm.blood/lymph
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2012-08-03 09:43:30
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blood lymph system
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medical terminology blood and lymph system
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  1. blast/o -blast
    germ or bud = immature cell
  2. chyl/o
    juice
  3. retucul/o
    a net
  4. band
    an immature neutrophil
  5. platelets
    thrombocytes
  6. thymus
    primary gland of the lymphatic system - produces t-lymphocytes
  7. iso
    unequal
  8. spleen
    organ between the stomach and the diaphragm that filters out aging blood cells
  9. chyle
    a white or pale yellow substance of the lymph that contains fatty substances absorbed by the lacteals
  10. lacteals
    specialised lymph vessels in the small intestine that absornb fat into the bloodstream
  11. anemia
    a condition in which there is a reduction in the number of red blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin or the colume of packed red cells in the blood resulting in a fiminished ability of the red blood cells to transport oxygen to the tissues
  12. aplastic anemia
    a normocytic-normochromic type of anemia characterized by the failure of bone marrow to produce red blood cells
  13. iron decifiency anemia
    a microcytic-hypochromic anemia characterized by a lack of iron, affecting production of hemoglobin and characterized by small red blood cells containing low amounts of hemoglobin
  14. pernicious anemia
    a macrocytic-normochromic anemia characteruzed by an inadequate supply of vit B12 causing red blood cells to become large varied in shape and reduced in number.

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