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Anemia
Lower than normal hemoglobin or erythrocyte level
Antigen
A substance or molecule that stimulates immune system response and causes formation of specific protective proteins called antibodies
Coagulopathy
Any type of bleeding disorder that interferes with the activation or continuation of the clotting cascade or hemostasis
Erythrocytes
Red blood cells
Hematocrit
Percentage of red blood cells in a blood sample
Hemophilia
A bleeding disorder that is primarily hereditary, in which clotting does not occur or occurs insufficiently
Leukemia
Cancer of the blood forming organs affecting white blood cells that develop abnormally at the expense of normal red blood cells
Polycythemia
Production of more red blood cells over time resilting in "thick" blood like in ppl with chronic lung disease or chronic hypoxia
Thalassemia
Type of anemia where not enough hemoglobin is produced, or the hemoglobin is defective
Thrombocytes
Platelets