Blood and Lymph System: Diagnostic

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  1. acquierd immunodeficiently syndrome (AIDS)
    a syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that renders immune cells ineffective permitting opportunistic infections,malignacies transmitting sexually or through exposure to contaminated blood
  2. anemia
    a condition in which thier is a reducton in the number of red blood cells, the amount of hemoglobin, or the volume of packed red cells in the blood, resulting in a diminished ability of the red blood cells to transport oxygen to the tissues
  3. aplastic anemia
    a normocytic-normochromic type of anemia characterized by the failure of bone marrow to produce red blood cells
  4. iron deficiency anemia
    a microytic-hypochromic type of anemia charactrerized by lack of iron, affecting production of hemoglobin and characterized by small red blood cells containing low amounts of hemoglobin
  5. pernicious anemia
    a macrocytic-normochromic type of anemia characterized by an inadequate supply of vitamin B 12 causing red blood cells to become large vaired in shape, and reeduced in number
  6. autoimmune diease
    any disorder characterized by abnormal funtion of the immune system that causes the body to produce antibodies against itself, resulting in tissue destruction or loss of function; rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are examples of autoimmune disease
  7. erythroblastosis fetalis
    a disorder that results from the incompatibility of a fetus with an Rh-positive blood factor and a mother who is Rh negative, causing red blood cell destruction in a fetus; necessitates a blood transfusion to save the fetus
  8. Rh factor
    the presence, or lack, of antigens on the surface of red blood cells that may cause a reaction between the blood of the mother and fetus, resulting in fetal anemia
  9. Rh positive
    the presence of antigens
  10. Rh negative
    the absense of antigens
  11. hemochromatosis
    a hereditary disorder that results in an excessive buildup of iron deposits in the body
  12. hemophilia
    a group of hereditary bleeding disorders in which there is a defect in clotting factors necessary for the coagulation of blood
  13. leukemia
    a chronic or acute malignant disease of the blood-forming organs, marked by abnormal leukocytes in the blood and bone marrow
  14. myelodysplasia
    a disorder within the bone marrow characterized by the proliferation of abnormal stem cells (cells that give rise to different types of blood cells)
  15. lymphoma
    any neoplastic disorder of lymph tissue, usually malignant, as in Hodgkin disease
  16. metastasis
    the process by which cancer cells are spread by blood or lymph circulation to distant organs
  17. mononucleosis
    a condition caused by the Epstein-Barr virus characterized by an increase in mononuclear cells in the blood, along with enlarged lymph nodes, fatigue, and sore throat
  18. polycythemia
    an increase in the number of erythrocytes and hemoglobin in the blood
  19. septicemia
    a systemic disease caused by the infection of microorganisms and their toxins in the circulating blood
  20. thrombocytopenia
    a bleeding disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood, which impairs the clotting process
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Blood and Lymph System: Diagnostic
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