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CHAPTERS 13, 14, 15 (Total 75 points)

CHAPTER 13- Blood System (26 points)

Match the following vocabulary terms with their meanings below: (12 points)

Albumin bilirubin eosinophil antibody coagulation erythrocyte antigen

differentiation erythropoietin basophil electrophoresis fibrin

1. Orange-yellow pigment in bile; formed by the breakdown of hemoglobin ____________________

2. Blood protein that maintains the proper amount of water in the blood ______________________

3. White blood cell containing granules that stain red; associated with allergic reactions _________________________________________________________________________________

4. Blood clotting ____________________________________________________________________

5. Method of separating serum proteins by electrical charge and size _________________________

6. Foreign substance that stimulates the production of an antibody ___________________________

7. Red blood cell ____________________________________________________________________

8. Change in structure and function of a cell as it matures ___________________________________

9. White blood cell containing granules that stain blue; associated with release of histamine and heparin ___________________________________________________________________________

10. Hormone secreted by the kidneys that stimulates red blood cell formation __________________

11. Immunoglobulin produced by lymphocytes to combat specific antigens ____________________

12. Protein threads that form the basis of a blood clot _____________________________________

Match the following conditions with their definitions below: (10 points)

aplastic anemia mononucleosis sickle cell anemia hemochromatosis pernicious anemia thalassemia hemolytic anemia polycythemia vera hemophilia purpura

1. Multiple pinpoint hemorrhages and accumulation of blood under the skin ___________________

2. General increase in red blood cells (erythremia) ________________________________________

3. Excess iron deposits throughout the body _____________________________________________

4. Hereditary condition characterized by abnormal crescent shape of erythrocytes and by destruction of red blood cells ________________________________________________________

5. Inherited defect in the ability to produce hemoglobin, usually seen in persons of Mediterranean background ______________________________________________________________________

6. Infectious disease marked by increased numbers of leukocytes and enlarged cervical lymph nodes ________________________________________________________________________________

7. Reduction in red cells due to excessive destruction _____________________________________

8. Failure of blood cell production due

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