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Flashcards in Chapter 10: Terms to know blood Deck (23):
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phag/o

to eat

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-lysis

destruction

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-philia

to attract

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thrombectomy

excision of a blood clot

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hematocele

blood cyst

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hemolysis

destruction of red blood cells

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erythropenia

lack of red blood cells

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plasma

fluid part of the blood

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hemophilia

hereditary blood disease, lack of clotting

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hemoglobin

iron containing pigment of red blood cells

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number of thrombocytes per cubic millimeter of blood

200,000-500,000

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splenopexy

surgical fixation of a movable spleen

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anticoagulant

works against blood coagulation (clotting)

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hemostatic

agent used to control bleeding

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AIDS

Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome

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HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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hematologist

one who specializes in blood

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erythrocyte

a red blood cell

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splenomegaly

enlargement of the spleen

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hemophobia

fear of blood

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anemia

literally means a lack of blood

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number of erythrocytes number per cubic milimeter of blood and their life span

5 million, 80-120 day lifespan

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a hereditary, chronic, hemolytic defect in the hemoglobin molecule

sickle cell anemia