red blood cells
white blood cells
process of blood cell production in red bone marrow
hormone from kidney that stimulates RBC synthesis
average RBC lifespan
WBC with many cytoplasmic granules
WBC with no or few granules
most abundant WBC
WBC with small lilac granules and segmented nucleus
WBC with large orange-red granules and bi-lobed nucleus
WBC with dark purple granules and bilobed nucleus
WBC with indented nucleus and may vacuoles in cytoplasm
WBC that varies in size, has nucleus that is round or oval and dark purple
phagocytizes bacteria and some fungi; increases in bacterial infections
defends body against large parasites and releases chemicals associated with allergic reactions
granules contain histamine and heparin; initiates inflammatory response in the body
becomes a macrophage (phagocyte) in tissues; active during chronic infections
important cell of immune responses; B&T types; increase in viral infections
pieces of cytoplasm from megakaryocytes (not a complete set)
regulates production of platelets
process of stopping the flow of blood
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