Perform most of their fxn by aggregtion (clumping). Bone marrow production of platelets controlled by growth factors (throbopoietin) Range: 150,000 - 400,000 mm
RBC: Erythrocytes contain nucleus? Range?
Largest portion of blood cells No nucleus: have biconcave disk shape, # of RBC vary to gender, age and general health. Normal Range: 4,200 - 6,100,000/mm
RBC : produce Hgb what is critical component of Hgb? Produce what? important feature? Female range? Male range?
Iron is critical component of Hgb Globulin portion of hemoglobin caries carbon dioxide, RBC's also buffer & help maintain acid-base balance. Important feature of RBC = ability to combine lossely w/ oxygen. FEMALE: 12-16 g/dl MALE: 14-18
WBC : Leukocytes what critical action? formed where? Range?
Action critical to inflammation & immunity Formed in Bone Marrow Many types of WBC all have specialized fxn RANGE: 5000-10,000 /uL