HSCI 003 Chapter 13 Abbreviations

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  1. Ab
    Antibody
  2. ABO
    The different blood types.
  3. ALL
    • Acute Lymphatic Leukemia
    • Immature lymphocytes are predominant.
  4. AML
    • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
    • Immature granulocytes are predominant.
  5. Baso.
    • Basophilia
    • This is an increase in basophilic granulocytes seen in certain types of leukemia.
  6. BMT
    Bone Marrow Transplant
  7. CBC
    Complete Blood Count
  8. CLL
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    • Abnormal numbers of relatively mature lymphocytes predominate in the marrow.
  9. CML
    • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
    • Both mature and immature granulocytes are present in large numbers in the marrow and blood.
  10. DIC
    • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
    • Bleeding disorder marked by reduction in blood clotting factors due to their use and depletion for intravascular clotting.
  11. Diff.
    Differential White Blood Cell Count
  12. d/L
    • Deciliter
    • One-tenth of a liter.
  13. EBV
    • Epstein-Barr Virus
    • The cause of mononucleosis.
  14. Eos.
    • Eosinophilis
    • An increase in the eosinophilia granulocytes, seen in certain allergic reactions.
  15. ESR
    • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
    • Speed at which erythrocytes settle out of plasma.
  16. Fe
    Iron
  17. G
    gm
    Gram
  18. g/dl
    grams per deciliter
  19. Hct
    • Hematocrit
    • Percentage of the erythrocytes in a volume of blood.
  20. Ig's
    Immunoglobulins
  21. Lymphs
    Lymphocytes
  22. MCH
    • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
    • Average amount of hemoglobin per cell.
  23. MCHC
    • Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration
    • Average concentration of hemoglobin in a single red cell.
    • When MCHC is low, the cell is hypochromic.
  24. MCV
    • Mean Corpuscular Volume
    • Average volume or size of a single red blood cell.
  25. ML
    Microliter
  26. mm3
    • Cubic Millimeter
    • One millionth of a liter
  27. mL
    Milliliter
  28. Mono.
    Monocyte
  29. Poly
    PMN
    PMNL
    • Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes
    • Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils
  30. PT
    • Prothrombin Time
    • Test of the ability of blood to clot.
  31. PTT
    • Partial Thromboplastin Time
    • Blood clotting test.
    • Measures for other clotting factors.
  32. RBC
    • Red Blood Cell Count
    • Number of erythrocytes per cubic millimeter or microliter of blood.
  33. Sed. Rate
    • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
    • Speed at which erythrocytes settle out of the plasma.
  34. Segs.
    • Segmented
    • Mature white blood cells (neutrophils).
  35. SMA
    • Sequential Multiple Analyzer
    • An automated chemistry system that determines substances in serum.
  36. WBC
    White Blood Cell Count
  37. WNL
    Within Normal Limits

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