Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

Match the terms with their definition.

_____ anemia a. heart quivers
_____ hypertension b. impaired clotting
_____ thrombus c. cancer or bone marrow
_____ haemophilia d. too few red cells
_____ stroke e. high blood pressure
_____ atrial fibrillation f. clot that stays in place
_____ leukemia g. interrupted blood flow in brain

Summary Introduction

To match: The terms with their suitable definitions.


Anemia - d. too few red cells.

Anemia is a condition of the decreased count of red blood cells (RBC) in the blood. As RBCs are very essential for the effective oxygen transport all across the body, its reduction in blood would produce serious respiratory problems. The major symptoms are feeling tired, difficulty in breathing, weakness.

Hypertension - e. High blood pressure.

Hypertension is a condition of an elevated pressure of blood exerted on the arterial walls. It can lead to several complications like stroke and heart diseases. Body size and weight, food habits, and age are the major reasons for the risk of hypertension.

Thrombus - f. Clot that stays in place.

Thrombus is a blood clot in the blood vessel. It mostly attaches to the place where it was formed. Thrombus formation in the circulatory pathway always results in many severe complications like stroke and hemorrhage.

Hemophilia - b. impaired clotting

Hemophilia is an inherited disorder in which blood does not clot normally because of lack of enough blood-clotting proteins...

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