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Blood

supplies body tissues with oxygen, nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, glucose and amino acids, and various chemicals such as hormones.

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hem/o, hemat/o (combining form)

Blood

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hemotology

the study of blood

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hematopoiesis

The formation of blood

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-poiesis

formation

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anticoagulant

prevents clotting of the blood

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EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacatic) and Heparin

types of anticoagulants used in blood tubes

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Coagulation

The process of clotting

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buffy coat

the layer that appears at the interface of the erythrocytes and plasma

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Serum

the liquid portion of blood with clotting proteins removed

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plasma (type of colloid)

the straw colored fluid portion of blood that transports nutrients, hormones and waste products.

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colloid

a liquid that contains suspended particles (in the case of plasma, most of the suspended particles are clotting proteins)

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fibrinogen and prothrombin

clotting proteins found in plasma

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fibrin/o (combining form)

fibrin or threads of a clot

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pro

before

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Thromb/o (combining form)

clot

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albumin

Plasma protein

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cholesterol and triglyceride

types of lipids (fats) that circulate in the blood

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