MALAISE: A vague feeling of body discomfort.
mEq (Milliequivalent): The number of grams of a solute contained in one milliliter of a
MICROEMBOLUS: Embolus of microscopic size (microemboli-plural).
NECROSIS: Cell death.
NEPHROSIS: Any disease of the kidneys.
OSMOTIC PRESSURE: The maximum pressure that develops in a solution separated
from a solvent by membrane permeable only to the solvent.
PARENTERAL: A solution administered in some other manner than by mouth
(intravenous, intradermal, and so forth).
PLASMAPHERESIS: To draw blood from a donor and return his red blood cell mass
after removing plasma by centrifugation.
POLYCYTHEMIA: Increase in red blood cell mass or a decrease in plasma volume
without change in red blood cell mass.
PRECURSOR: A substance from which another substance is formed.
SYNTHESIS: Union of elements to form compounds (complex substances).