Flashcards in Lymph Heart Deck (100)
Extreme form of allergic response in which the patient suffers severely decreased blood pressure and constriction of the airways.
Syndrome cause by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and transmitted through body fluids via sexual contact or intravenous exposure. HIV attacks the helper T cells, which diminish the immune response
Immune system’s overreaction to irritants that are perceived as antigens. The substance that causes the irritation is called an allergen. Also called hypersensitivity.
A decrease in red blood cells, hemoglobin, and/or hematocrit
a condition in which the body produces an immune response against its own tissue constituents
Blood samples are submitted to propagate microorganisms that may be present. Cultures may be indicated for bacteremia or septicemia, or to discover other pathogens
Intravenous transfer of blood from a donor to a recipient, giving either whole blood or its components
The transplant of bone marrow to stimulate production of normal blood cells
Bone marrow transplant (BMT)
Twelve tests, including RBC, WBC, hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit/packed cell volume (Hct/PCV), and diff (WBC differential.
Complete blood count (CBC)
Bad mixture. Used to describe diseases of the blood or bone marrow
Measure of the percentage of red blood cells (RBCs) in the blood
Measure of iron-containing pigment of red blood cells (RBCs) that carries oxygen to tissues
Hemoglobin (Hgb) or (Hb)
Breaking down of blood
Attraction condition of blood. Group of inherited bleeding disorders characterized by a deficiency of one of the factors necessary for the coagulation of blood. Blood does not clot normally.
Rapid loss of blood, usually due to a ruptured blood vessel
The control of bleeding by mechanical or chemical means
Deficient volume of circulating blood
A type of blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is where cells are produced (i.e white blood cells)
Abnormal increase in white blood cells (WBCs).
Disease of the lymph nodes or vessels that may be localized or generalized
Radiographic visualization of a part of the lymphatic system after injection with a radiopaque substance.
Accumulation of lymphatic fluid and resultant swelling caused by obstruction, removal, or hypoplasia of lymph vessels
Increase in the number of mononuclear cells (monocytes and lymphocytes) in the blood caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Can result in splenomegaly, enlarged spleen.
Deficiency of all blood cells caused by dysfunctional stem cells
Process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells
Bleeding disorder characterized by hemorrhage into the tissues
Removal of the spleen
Deficiency of platelets that causes an inability of the blood to clot. The most common cause of bleeding disorders.
The ways that the body has acquired antibodies to specific diseases (Can be active passive, natural, or artificial)