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A test which analyzes arterial blood for oxygen, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate content in addition to blood pH. This test is used to determine the effectiveness of respiration.

ABG - Arterial Blood Gas

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Unique number given for each test request

Accession Number

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Normally found in the human fetus., but abnormal levels of ____ may indicate a neural tube defect in an infant, or may indicate other fetal development problems. The test is preformed on the maternal serum. If results are abnormal, a test on the amniotic fluid will be used to confirm results.

AFP - alpha-fetoprotien

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______ is a fraction of the specimen

Each ______ will have it's own tube for testing and is labeled with the same information as the original specimen.
When a specimen is collected, it may need to be divided to run several tests on it.

Aliquot

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The practices of using antiseptics to eliminate the microorganisms that cause disease

Antisepsis

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An abnormal rate of Muscle contractions in the heart which may present as Bradycardia (too slow), Tachycardia (to fast) or irregular

Arrhythmia

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_______ is used if the results are needed soon but are not required to prevent a patients death

ASAP - as soon as possible

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The state of being free from disease-causing contaminants (i.e. bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) or, preventing contact with microorganisms.

Asepsis

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The absence of microorganisms, or by contrast, something that simply discourages the growth of microorganisms is antiseptic

Aseptic

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Intraoperative blood salvage,also known ass _________ _________ __________ or cell salvage, is a medical procedure involving recovering blood lost during surgery and re-infusing it back into the patient. It is a major form of auto transfusion.

Autologous Blood Transfusion

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Surface region of the body characterized by the front (or ventral area and including the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities.

Anterior

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Smaller branches of arteries.

Arterioles

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Highly oxygenated blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart.

Artery or Arteries

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Component of blood, the 3 main types of circulating blood cells are erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes.

Blood Cells

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Microscopic blood vessels that carry blood and link arterioles to venules.

Capillaries

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Body System that provides for rapid transport of water, nutrients, electrolytes, hormones, enzymes, antibodies, cells, and gases to all cells of the body.

Cardiovascular System

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Remaining the same.. or referred to as a steady-state condition, it is a normal state that allows the body to stay in a helathy balance by continually compenstating with necessary changes.

Homeostasis

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1. Subclavian vein 2. Brachial vein 3. Axiallary vein 4. Cephalic Vein 5. BAsilic vein 6. Median cubital vein.

Major Arm Veins

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Serves as a connection between the cephalic and basilic veins

The Superficial Median Cubital Vein

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Are deeper veins.

The Subclavian, Brachial, Axillary veins