Blood System

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Blood System
2013-10-05 04:27:43

Pathology and Clinical Procedures
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  1. anemia
    Deficiency in erythrocytes or hemoglobin.
  2. purpura
    Multiple pinpoint hemorrhages and accumulation of blood under the skin.
  3. leukemia
    Increase in cancerous white blood cells (leukocytes).
  4. mononucleosis
    Infectious disease marked by increased numbers of mononuclear leukocytes and enlarged cervical lymph nodes.
  5. bleeding time
    Time required for blood to stop flowing from tiny puncture wound.
  6. coagulation
    Time required for venous blood to clot in a test tube.
  7. complete blood count
    Determination of numbers of blood cells, hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, and red blood values.
  8. erythrocyte sedimentation
    Speed at which erythrocytes settle out of plasma.
  9. hemoglobin test
    Total amount of hemoglobin in a sample of peripheral blood.
  10. platelet count
    Number of platelets per cubic millimeter (mm3) or microliter of blood.
  11. prothrombin time (PT)
    Test of the ability of blood to clot.
  12. red blood cell count (RBC)
    Number of erythrocytes per cubic mm or microliter of blood.
  13. red blood cell morphology
    Microscopic examination of a stained blood smear to determine the shape of individual red cells.
  14. white blood cell count (WBC)
    Number of leukocytes per cubic mm or microliter of blood.
  15. white blood cell differential
    Percentages of different types of leukocytes in the blood.
  16. blood transfusion
    Whole blood or cells are taken from a donor and infused into a patient.