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red blood cells, carry oxygen and protein called hemoglobin
white blood cells
A group of leukocytes containing granules in their cytoplasm; neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils.
Most abundant white blood cell., The most abundant type of white blood cell. Phagocytic and tend to self-destruct as they destroy foreign invaders, limiting their life span to a few days.
a white blood cell containing granules that are readily stained by eosin.
white blood cell containing granules that stain blue; associated with release of histamine and heparin
A group of leukocytes without granules in their nuclei; lymphocytes, monocytes.
An agranular leukocyte that is able to migrate into tissues and transform into a macrophage.
The two types of white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system: B lymphocytes form in the bone marrow and release antibodies that fight bacterial infections; T lymphocytes form in the thymus and other lymphatic tissue and attack cancer cells, viruses, and foreign substances.
another name for platelets
Blood Type A
Blood Type B
Blood Type AB
Blood Type O
The percent of the volume of whole blood that is composed of red blood cells as determined by separation of red blood cells from the plasma usually by centrifugation.
red blood cell count, amount of blood cells in a cubic millimeter
-Number of WBCs in 1 mm3 of blood
-Adult average - 5000 - 10,000 cells
-Differential WBCC (DIFF)
--More neutrophils - bacterial infection
--More eosinophils - parasitic infection, allergic reaction
types of anemia
iron deficiency, sickle cell, aplastic, pernicious
A virus that attacks and destroys the human immune system.
increase in the number of white blood cells
Abnormally low white blood cell count
Blood cell cancers
leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma
the stopping of a flow of blood.
triggered by cellular damage and blood contact with foreign surfaces, blood clot forms