Anaerobic • Able to live without oxygen

Asynchrony • Failure of event to occur at the same time

Cytoskeleton • Internal structural framework of the cell

Disseminated intravascular coagulation • Pathological condition in which the coagulation pathways are hyper-stimulated, either excessive fibrin disposition or excess fibrinolysis

Pathology • Study of the nature and cause of disease which involved changes in structure and function

Splenectomy • Removal of the spleen

Thrombi • Plural of thrombus; a blood clot that obstructs a blood vessel or a cavity of the heart


1. Bell A. Morphology of human blood and marrow cells. In: Harmening D, ed. Clinical Hematology and Fundamentals of Hemostasis, 4th ed. Philadelphia: FA Davis, 2002; 10.

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