Blood System

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Blood System
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2013-10-05 04:06:32
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  1. antibody (Ab)
    Specific protein (immunoglobulin) produced by lymphocytes in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigens.
  2. antigen
    Substance (usually foreign) that stimulates the production of an antibody.
  3. coagulation
    Blood clotting.
  4. differentiation
    Change in structure and function of a cell as it matures; specialization.
  5. erythrocyte
    Red blood cell.
  6. hemoglobin
    Blood protein containing iron; carries oxygen in red blood cells.
  7. hemolysis
    Destruction or breakdown of blood (red blood cells).
  8. immune reaction
    Response of the immune system to foreign invasion.
  9. leukocyte
    White blood cell.
  10. plasma
    Liquid portion of blood; contains water, proteins, salts, nutrients, lipids, hormones, and vitamins.
  11. platelet
    Small blood fragment that collects at sites of injury to begin the clotting process.
  12. Rh factor
    Antigen on red blood cells of Rh-positive (Rh+) individuals.
  13. serum
    Plasma minus clotting protein and cells.
  14. stem cell
    Unspecialized cell that gives rise to mature, specialized forms.
  15. thrombocyte
    Platelet.

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