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Simple, soluble protein

Albumin

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Liquid containing suspended particles

Colloid

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A blood cell

Corpuscle

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Pertaining to corpuscle

Corpuscular

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Iron-protein complex that regulates iron storage and transport

Ferritin

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Stringy protein fiber that is component of a blood clot

Fibrin

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Precursor of fibrin in blood-clotting process

Fibrinogen

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Family of blood proteins

Globulin

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Percentage of red blood cells in the blood

Hematocrit

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Medical specialty of disorders of the blood

Hematology

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Specialist in hematology

Hematologist

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Red pigmented protein that is the main component of red blood cells

Hemoglobin

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Pale in color as in red blood cells when hemoglobin is deficient

Hypochromic

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A standard indicator of measurement

Index / indices

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Pertaining to a small cell

Microcytic

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Paleness of the skin

Pallor

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Fluid, non cellular component of blood

Plasma

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Pertaining to an irregular shaped red blood cell

Poikilocytic

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Fluid remaining after removal of cells and fibrin clot

Serum

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Substance with a pH below 7.0

Acid

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Substance with a pH above 7.0

Alkaline aka base

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Decreased number of red blood cells

Anemia

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Suffering from anemia

Anemic

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Substance that resists a change in pH

Buffer

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Breakdown product of the skeletal muscle protein creatine

Creatinine

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Another name for a red blood cell

Erythrocyte

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Stability or equilibrium of a system or the body's internal environment

Homeostasis

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The passage of water across a cell membrane

Osmosis

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Insoluble material that settles to the bottom of a liquid

Sediment

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Formation of a sediment

Sedimentation