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Erythrocyte

Red blood cells, tiny biconcave shaped discs that are thinner in the center than around the edges

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Platlet

also known as Thrombocytes, clotting cell

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Fibrin

stringy, insoluble protein that is the substance of a blood clot

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Lymphatic capillaries

are the smallest lymphatic vessels

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Lymph

interstitial fluid picked up by the lymphatic capillaries and eventually returned to the blood

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Hemostasis

stopping or controlling bleeding by mechanical or chemical means

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Pancytopenia

deficiency in number of all blood cells

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Thrombocyte

responsible for the clotting of blood

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Lymphadenopathy

any disease of the lymph glands

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Immunology

the study of being immune, or protected

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Hyper

excessive

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mono

one

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aggultin

to clump

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aniso

unequal

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eosin

red, rosy

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Hemolytic anemia

extreme reduction in circulating red blood cells due to their destruction

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Pernicious anemia

deficiency of mature RBCs with shape variation and size, due to lack of vitamin B12

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Polycythemia Vera

increase in blood volume and viscosity

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Lymphoma

typically malignant lymph tissue tumor

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Kaposi's Sarcoma

locally destructive malignant neoplasm of blood vessels associated with AIDS

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Lymphangiogram

x-ray assessment of lymphatic system with contrast into lymph vessels in hand or foot

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Western blot

lab test detects presence of antibodies to HIV, confirms ELISA test

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Red blood cell count

assessment of red blood cell percentage in the total blood volume

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Schilling test

diagnostic analysis for pernicious anemia

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Hbg.

hemoglobin

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Ab.

antibody

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PT

prothrombin time

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ARC

AIDS- related complex

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CDC

centers for disease control and prevention

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Allergen

substance that can produce a hypersensitive reaction in the body