MAI120 Ch 17

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MAI120 Ch 17
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2010-12-03 14:07:50
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Phlebotomy: Key Terms
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  1. The surface of the arm in front of the elbow.
    Antecubital space
  2. A substance that inhibits blood clotting.
    Anticoagulant
  3. A thin, light-colored layer of white blood cells and platelets that lays between a top layer of plasma and a bottom layer of red blood cells when an anticoagulant has been added to a blood specimen.
    Buffy coat
  4. A closed glass or plastic tube that contains premeasured vacuum.
    Evacuated tube
  5. A swelling or mass of coagulated blood caused by a break in a blood vessel.
    Hematoma
  6. An increase in the concentration of the nonfilterable blood components.
    Hemoconcentration
  7. The breakdown of blood cells.
    Hemolysis
  8. Inflammation of bone and cartilage.
    Osteochondritis
  9. Inflammation of the bone due to bacterial infection.
    Osteomyelitis
  10. A health professional trained in the collection of blood specimens.
    Phlebotomist
  11. Incision of a vein for the removal or withdrawl of blood.
    Phlebotomy
  12. The liquid part of blood, consisting of a clear, yellowish fluid that makes up approximately 55% of the total blood volume.
    Plasma
  13. Plasma from which the clotting factor fibrinogen has been removed.
    Serum
  14. Puncturing of a vein.
    Venipuncture
  15. The backflow of blood (fromand evacuated tube) into the patient's arm.
    Venous reflux
  16. The temporary cessation or slowing of the venous flow of blood.
    Venous stasis

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