Unformatted text preview: • Polycythemia- an excess of RBC’s Diseases of the WBC’s • Leukopenia/Neutropenia- a reduction in the # of WBC’s/neutrophils • Leukocytosis- an increase in the # of WBC’s • Leukemia- a cancer of the hematopoietic cells • Lymphoma- a cancer of the lymphatic system. Platelet Abnormalities • Thrombocytosis- an abnormal increase in the # of platelets. • Thombocytopenia-an abnormal decrease in the # of platelets • Hemophilia-a blood disorder in which one of the proteins necessary for blood clotting is missing or defective. • Von Willebrand’s disease-clotting problems and abnormal platelet function. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)- a disorder of coagulation caused by systemic activation of the coagulation cascade. Multiple Myeloma-a cancerous disorder of plasma cells....
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- Spring '11
- Hematology, red blood cells, Platelet