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Scientific Term for Red Blood Cell. Lacking both a nucleus and organelles. Filled with hemoglobin.
Any of the non-fluid, cellular parts of blood. Formed elements include: Erythrocytes, Leukocytes and Platelets.
Most common Leukocyte. Specializes in defending body against bacteria. Attracted to areas of inflammation.
Leukocytes with a grainy texture or look to them. Include: Neutrophils, Eosinophils, and Basophils.
Leukocytes specialized for attacking/ defending against cells infected with virus or cancer.
Type of Leukocyte that appears smooth, not granular under microscope. Includes: Lymphocytes and Monocytes.
Process of creating new erythrocytes (red blood cells). Takes place in red bone marrow.
ABO Blood Groups
Blood typing based on the presence or absence of antigens on the surface of red blood cells.
Type AB Blood
Has both A and B antigens on surface of red blood cells and no antibodies. Can accept blood from any blood type - "Universal Recipient."
Type O Blood
Has no antigens on red blood cell surface. Type O blood can be given to anyone - "Universal Doner".
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