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Flashcards in Module 10 Vocabulary Deck (25):
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Aliquot

a portion of specimen that has been taken for use or storage

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Anticoagulants

chemical used to prevent blood from clotting

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Assay

analysis of a substance

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Biopsy

removal of a living tissue from an organ

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Calibration

determination of the accuracy of an instrument

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Centrifuge

a device that spins tubes at high speeds in order to push the blood cells to the bottom of the tube

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Condenser

part on the microscope that directs the beam of light from the source to the specimen

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Electrolyte

components important in maintaining fluid acid-base balance

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Excretion

waste matter eliminated from the body

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Glucose

amount of sugar present in the blood

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Hematology

study of blood and blood forming tissues

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Hemolysis

destruction of red blood cells

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Immunohematology

study of blood diseases; blood banking (typing, cross-matching, separation and storage)

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Immunology

study of immunity to diseases

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Leukocytes

white blood cell

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Microbiology

study of microorganisms

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Parasitology

study of parasites

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Plasma

fluid portion of blood from tube containing anticoagulant

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Reagent

chemical substance that detects other substances in a chemical reaction

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Serum

the liquid portion of the blood, after it has clotted

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Trough

point which the drug is at its lowest level in the body

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Thrombocyte

blood platelet

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Tourniquet

device used to facilitate vein prominence

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Toxicology

study, testing, and monitoring of toxic substances in blood

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Virology

study of viruses