Lesson 10.3 Crossword


1.a procedure in which excess metals, such as iron, are removed from the blood
4.a disease in which the red blood cells are shaped like a sickle, or crescent, rather than a disk; caused by irregularly shaped hemoglobin molecules in the red blood cells
7.a blood disorder characterized by yellow-colored skin and whites of the eyes
8.a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow
9.a severe anemia caused by the inability of the intestines to absorb vitamin B12, which is essential for the formation of red blood cells; usually develops in older adults
10.a rare but serious condition in which the bone marrow is incapable of making new red blood cells
11.a condition that affects the body's ability to produce fully developed hemoglobin and red blood cells; thalassemia major


2.a condition in which blood does not clot properly due to the absence of a clotting factor
3.a condition in which the bone marrow manufactures too many red blood cells; caused by prolonged altitude exposure and a genetic mutation
5.the drawing of blood; a standard treatment for polycythemia
6.a cancer caused by the production of an extremely high number of immature white blood cells in the bone marrow

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