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exacerbations

periods of flare-up

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hemoglobinopathy

any disorder due to abnormalities in the hemoglobin molecule

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bacteremia

presence of bacteria in the blood

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aplastic anemia

associated with bone marrow failure

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active

type of immunity where memory cells are formed

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Kaposi sarcoma

malignancy of connective tissue commonly associated with HIV

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normocytic

used to denote an erythrocyte that is normal in size

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lymphadenopathy

swollen or diseased lymph glands

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immunocompromised

term that denotes a weakened immune system

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hemophilia

blood-clotting disorder

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infectious mononucleosis

common viral disorder caused by the Epstein-Barr virus

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myelogenous

leukemia that affects granulocytes

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passive

type of immunity where memory cells are not transferred to the recipient

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artificial

type of passive immunity where medical intervention is required

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hemolysis

destruction of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin

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hematoma

localized accumulation of blood tissue; blood clot

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graft rejection

destruction of a transplanted organ or tissue by the recipient's immune system

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anisocytosis

condition of marked variation in the size of erythrocytes

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opportunistic infection

disease that normally does not infect a healthy individual

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septicemia

blood infection

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aspiration

drawing in or out by suction

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hematocrit

measurement of erythrocytes expressed as a percentage in a whole blood sample

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Monospot

serologic test for infectious mononucleosis

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anticoagulants

used to prevent blood clot formation

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WBC

leukocyte

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homologous

term used to describe a transplantation from another individual

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lymphangiectomy

removal of a lymph vessel

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RBC indices

mathematical calculation of size, volume, and concentration of hemoglobin for an average RBC

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Shilling

definitive test for pernicious anemia

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lymphadenography

radiographic examination of lymph nodes