Venipuncture

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Venipuncture
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Venipuncture Terminology
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Venipuncture Terminology
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  1. The area of the forearm most frequently used in venipuncture.
    Antecubital space
  2. A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
    Anticoagulant
  3. Blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.
    Artery
  4. Absence of any harmful microorganisms.
    Asepsis
  5. A thin, light-colored layer of white blood cells and platelets that lies between a toplayer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen.
    Buffy coat
  6. Introduction of disease producing organisms into or on normally sterile agents.
    Contamination
  7. A protein found in plasma which aids in clotting.
    Fibrinogen
  8. A swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
    Hematoma
  9. The breakdown of blood cells.
    Hemolysis
  10. Antiseptic solution capable of preventing growth of microorganisms.
    70% Isopropyl alcohol
  11. Large vein of the antecubital space most commonly used for drawing blood.
    Median Basilic
  12. The liquid part of the blood.
    Plasma
  13. The liquid part of the blood from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
    Serum

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