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blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen A , group A , type A
blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens AB , group AB , type AB
rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism; characterized by severe deficiency of beta-lipoproteins and abnormal red blood cells (acanthocytes) and abnormally low cholesterol levels abetalipoproteinemia
blood type antibodies ABO antibodies
classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O ABO blood group system , ABO group , ABO system
abnormal red blood cell that has thorny projections of protoplasm acanthocyte
state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing acapnia , hypocapnia
unstable acid found in abnormal amounts in the blood and urine in some cases of impaired metabolism (as diabetes mellitus or starvation) acetoacetic acid
ketone that is an intermediate product of the breakdown of fats in the body; any of three compounds (acetoacetic acid, acetone, and/or beta-hydroxybutyric acid) found in excess in blood and urine of persons with metabolic disorders acetone body , ketone body
abnormal increase of ketone bodies in the blood as in diabetes mellitus acetonemia , ketonemia , ketosis
acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer and Empirin) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets acetylsalicylic acid , aspirin , Bayer , Empirin , St. Joseph
absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells achromia
blood disorder characterized by an increased concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood (which falls below 7 on the pH scale) acidemia
abnormally high acidity (excess hydrogen-ion concentration) of the blood and other body tissues acidosis
skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance acne rosacea , rosacea
serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles acquired immune deficiency syndrome , AIDS
cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion acrocyanosis , Raynaud's sign
thrombolytic agent (trade name Activase) that causes fibrinolysis at the site of a blood clot; used in treating acute myocardial infarction Activase , tissue plasminogen activator
encephalitis that resembles apoplexy due to blood extravasation acute hemorrhagic encephalitis
acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of immature lymphoblast-like cells in bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and blood; most common in children acute lymphoblastic leukemia , acute lymphocytic leukemia
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