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Introductionof blood or blood components directly into the bloodstream.
Liquid portion of the blood without clotting factors; thin, water fluid; adj., serous
Cell fragment that forms a plug to stop bleeding and acts in blood clotting; thrombocyte
Liquidportion of the blood
Very large cell that gives rise to blood platelets
Stoppage of bleeding
Anescape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel, especially when profuse
Rupture of red blood cells; v., hemolyze
Iron-containing protein in red blood cells that binds oxygen.
Volumepercentage of red blood cells in whole blood; packed cell volume.
Bloodprotein that forms a clot.
Red blood cell
Precipitateformed when plasma is frozen and then thawed.
Clotting,as of blood.
An instrument that separates materials in a mixture based on density.
Serum containing antibodies that may be given to provide passive immunity; immune serum.
Foreign substance that produces an immune response.
Abnormallylow level of hemoglobin or red cells in the blood, resulting in inadequatedelivery of oxygen to the tissues
clumping of cells due to an antigen-antibody reaction
one of the heart’s two upper chambers; adj., atrial
Referring to the heart or to the arteries supplying blood to the heart.
Relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle; adj., diastolic
Instrument to study the heart by means of ultrasound; the record produced is an echocardiogram.
Instrument to study the heart’s electrical activity; record made is an electrocardiogram.
electrocardiograph (ECG, EKG)
Membranethat lines the heart chambers and covers the valves.
Membrane that forms the hearts wall’s outermost layer and is continuous with the liningof the fibrous pericardium; visceral pericardium.
Abnormal heart sound
Middle layer of the heart wall; heart muscle
Sinoatrial (SA) node of the heart; group of cells or artificial devise that sets the rateof heart contractions.
Fibrous sac lined with serous membrane that encloses the heart.
Dividing wall, as between the chambers of the heart or the nasal cavities.
Contractionphase of the cardiac cycle
Structure that prevents fluid from flowing backward, as in the heart, veins, andlymphatic vessels.
Cavity or chamber; one of the heart’s two lower chambers
vessel between a capillary and a vein.
Large channel that drains deoxygenated blood.
Large vein that carries blood into the hearts right atrium
vena cava (superior or inferior vena cava)
Vessel that carries blood toward the heart
Increase in a blood vessel's diameter
Decrease in a blood vessel's diameter
Device used to measure blood pressure; blood pressure apparatus or cuff.
Enlargedcapillary that serves as a blood channel.
Wave of increased pressure in the vessels produced by heart contraction.
Epithelium that lines the heart, blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels.
Microscopic vessel through which exchanges take place between the blood and the tissues.
Receptor that responds to pressure, such as those in vessel walls that respond to stretchingand help regulate blood pressure.
Vessel that carries blood away from the heart.
Vessel between a small artery and a capillary.
The largest artery; carries blood out of the hearts left ventricle.
Communicationbetween two structures, such as blood vessels.
Popular name for pharyngeal tonsil located in the nasopharynx.
Substance produced in response to a specific antigen; immunoglobulin.
Agranular white blood cell that gives rise to antibody-producing plasma cells in responseto an antigen; B lymphocyte.
Milky-appearing fluid absorbed into the lymphatic system from the small intestine. Itconsists of lymph and droplets of digested fat.
Group of blood proteins that helps antibodies to destroy foreign cells.
Protein fraction in the blood plasma that contains antibodies.
Power of an individual to resist or overcome the effects of a particular disease orother harmful agent.
Use of a vaccine to produce immunity
Response of tissues to injury; characterized by heat, redness, swelling, and pain.
Group of substances released from virus-infected cells that prevent spread ofinfection to other cells; also nonspecifically boost the immune system.
Fluid in the lymphatic system
Vessel of the lymphatic system.
Agranular white blood cell that functions in immunity.
Mass of lymphoid tissue along the path of a lymphatic vessel that filters lymph andharbors white blood cells active in immunity.
Large phagocytic cell that develops from a monocyte; presents antigen to lymphoctytesin immune response.
Cell derived from a B cell that produces antibodies.
Lymphoid organ in teh upper left region of the abdomen
Lymphocyte active in immunity that matures in the thymus gland; destroys foreign cellsdirectly
Endocrine gland in the upper portion of the chest; stimulates development of T Cells.
Mass of lymphoid tissue in the region of the pharynx.
Substance used to produce active immunity; usually, a suspension of attenuated or killedpathogens or some component of a pathogen given by inoculation to prevent aspecific disease.