A&P Key Terms 18 Cardiovascular S. Blood


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Question: agglutination


clustering of cells into masses linked by antibodies

Question: bilirubin


yellowish bile pigment produced when iron is removed from heme and is further broken down into waste products

Question: albumin


most abundant plasma protein, accounting for most of the osmotic pressure of plasma

Question: antibodies


(also, immunoglobulins or gamma globulins) antigen-specific proteins produced by specialized B lymphocytes that protect the body by binding to foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses

Question: ABO blood group


blood-type classification based on the presence or absence of A and B glycoproteins on the erythrocyte membrane surface

Question: basophils


granulocytes that stain with a basic (alkaline) stain and store histamine and heparin

Question: B lymphocytes


(also, B cells) lymphocytes that defend the body against specific pathogens and thereby provide specific immunity

Question: antithrombin


anticoagulant that inactivates factor X and opposes the conversion of prothrombin (factor II) into thrombin in the common pathway

Question: anemia


deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin

Question: agranular leukocytes


leukocytes with few granules in their cytoplasm; specifically, monocytes, lymphocytes, and NK cells

Question: anticoagulant


substance such as heparin that opposes coagulation

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