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Ch 15: Hematological Maladies: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Hematological Maladies chapter of this College Pathophysiology Help and Review course is the simplest way to master medical conditions of the blood. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of hematological maladies.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college pathology material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding blood types or working with maladies of the blood.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about hematological maladies.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Hematological Maladies chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Hematological Maladies chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • How does blood coagulate and help wounds heal?
  • What are the genetic factors associated with hemophilia?
  • What are some common hematological conditions, and how are they treated?
  • Is it possible to be born without an immune system?
  • How do blood groups differ from each other?
  • What types of reactions can occur during transfusions and transplants?

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: Hematological Maladies: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Blood Coagulation and Wound Healing

1. Blood Coagulation and Wound Healing

When your blood vessels suffer damage, your body follows a sequence of events to promote blood clotting. In this lesson, you will learn about coagulation cascade and important clotting factors involved in wound healing.

What is Thrombocytopenia? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

2. What is Thrombocytopenia? - Definition, Causes & Treatment

Thrombocytopenia is a blood disorder in which there are too few platelets in the blood. This results in problems with blood clotting. Learn about the causes of thrombocytopenia as well as treatment options.

Bleeding Out:  ITP and Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

3. Bleeding Out: ITP and Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome

ITP and Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome are bleeding disorders. Learn about the causes and symptoms of Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome and ITP, which is also known as Immune or Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

What Is Hemophilia? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment

4. What Is Hemophilia? - Symptoms, Genetic Cause & Treatment

In this lesson, you'll learn about a group of hereditary bleeding disorders collectively known as hemophilia. You'll learn why afflicted people don't form blood clots and why most hemophiliacs are males.

Von Willebrand's Disease: Types, Factors, and Treatments

5. Von Willebrand's Disease: Types, Factors, and Treatments

Von Willebrand's disease is a bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor, which is the glue that holds platelets together in the blood clotting process. Learn about the different types of von Willebrand's disease and treatments.

Polycythemia: Definition & Causes

6. Polycythemia: Definition & Causes

Polycythemia is a blood disorder in which the body produces too many blood cells as a result of a problem with the bone marrow or an increased production of the hormone erythropoietin. Learn about the causes of polycythemia.

Thromboemboli: Definition, Causes & Treatments

7. Thromboemboli: Definition, Causes & Treatments

Thromboemboli are blood clots that form within blood vessels and then circulate through the bloodstream. Learn about the problems associated with these blood clots as well as what causes them and how they are treated.

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Definition & Causes

8. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation: Definition & Causes

Disseminated intravascular coagulation is a disorder in which there is an over-activation of blood clotting in the blood vessels and resultant bleeding within the body. Learn about DIC and the underlying conditions that cause it to develop in this lesson.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

9. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Severe combined immunodeficiency is a genetic disorder that inhibits the body's ability to fight infections. This disorder affects children and results in increased susceptibility to infections. One possible treatment is a bone marrow transplant.

Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

10. Blood Types: ABO System, Red Blood Cell Antigens & Blood Groups

You are either blood type A, B, AB or O. But, did you know that your blood type is determined by microscopic antigens found on your red blood cells? In this lesson, you will learn about the different blood groups and why they do not mix.

Transfusion and Transplant Reactions

11. Transfusion and Transplant Reactions

A transfusion reaction occurs when incompatible blood is given to a recipient. A transplant rejection occurs when an incompatible organ or tissue is given to a recipient. Learn about these reactions and tests that are done to lessen their effects.

Acquired Immune Deficiencies

12. Acquired Immune Deficiencies

Immune deficiency means that the body has a lessened ability to fight infections. Immune deficiencies that result from an outside source are known as acquired immune deficiencies. Learn what puts you at risk and signs of immune deficiencies.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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