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percentage of blood volume occupied by red blood cells
a thin light colored layer of white blood cells and platelets than lie between a top layer of plasma and red blood cells
red blood cells (erythrocytes)
Blood cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the body cells.
A condition in which the blood is deficient in red blood cells, in hemoglobin, or in total volume.
An iron-containing protein in red blood cells that reversibly binds oxygen.
A disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
speed at which erythrocytes settle out of plasma
iron-based, pigment part of hemoglobin
Hemoglobin combined with oxygen
binds to oxygen that is absorbed in the lungs and transports it to the tissues where it is needed.
a toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
clumping of red blood cells
a protein present on red blood cells of a person with the Rh+ blood
a fat-like substace carried in the blood stream. They can be good or bad.
low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
excessive cholesterol in the blood
clusters of lipids associated with proteins that serve as transport vehicles for lipids in the lymph and blood
condition in which fatty deposits called plaque build up on the inner walls of the arteries
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