Ch 7 Words Part 2

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  1. poikilocytosis
    tear shaped red blood cells
  2. polycythemia/ erythrocytosis
    abnormal increase in number of red blood cells
  3. splenomegaly
    abnormal enlargement of spleen due to injury or infection
  4. thrombopenia/ thrombocytopenia
    abnormally reduced number of platelets
  5. toxemia
    toxins in the blood
  6. AIDS
    • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
    • caused by HIV
  7. HIV
    • Human immunodeficiency virus
    • disables the immune response by destroying helper T cells
  8. allergy
    body’s immune response to allergens which are foreign and produce a reaction
  9. allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
    • most common
    • affects mucous membranes of the nasal cavity and throat
  10. allergic dermatitis
    affects where physical contact with allergen was
  11. anaphylaxis
    immediate reaction to foreign substance including rapid inflammation
  12. anemia
    reduced ability of RBC to deliver O2 to tissues
  13. aplastic anemia
    red bone marrow fails to produce sufficient numbers of normal blood cells
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Ch 7 Words Part 2
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