Veterinary Science : Clin. Path.(Final Exam Review)

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Definition

2 things stained by Methylene Blue

Heinz Body, Reticulocytes

Acanthocytes

RBC's w/ rounded projections (irregular borders) seen in pigs

Acidophilic

stain pink (eosinophilic)

Acidosis

pH of blood decreases (acidic); too much acid or too little bicarb

Addisons Disease

Tumor that destroys adrenal gland, Infectious agent

Adrenal Gland

small paired glands on top of kidneys

Agranulocytes

lymphocytes, monocytes

Albumin

maintains osmotic pressure of blood, source of reserve amino acids

Alkalosis

pH oh blood increases (too mush bicard and excretes too much acid)

ALT

catalyzes the transfer of amino groups from one amono to another

Amylase

carb. digestion, breaks down starches and sugars; primary source= pancreas

Androgens

sex hormones: testosterone-like, in both males and females

Anisocytosis

variation of size

Anticoagulants

heparin, EDTA, oxalate, citrate

AST

lg amounts found in both muscle and liver (not organ specific) in all species

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

bodies own phagocytes attack RBC's

Azotemia

inc. of waste products in the blood

Azoturia

asso. w horses being exercised too much after a period of rest ("tying up" in horses) red pig. to urine

Band cell

Immature neutrophil (horseshoe nucleus)

Barr Body

Extra appendage of chromatin found on nucleus; "sex lobe" only in females