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What is a genetic disease that prevents the phospholipids in the plasma membrane of the white blood cells?

What is a genetic disease that prevents the phospholipids in the plasma membrane of the white blood cells?

Unusual: Not sure if i understand the question. There is a disorder called scott syndrome where phospholipids are abnormally oriented in the cell membranes. This prevents activation of the cell. The typical manifestation of this is bleeding disorder, due to the inability of platelets to become activated. ...Read more

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Blood Cells (Definition)

Blood cells are individual cells that are carried by blood to various organs. White blood cells fight infection. Red ...Read more


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What is a clump of vessels in the brain called?

What is a clump of vessels in the brain called?

?AVM: I think you are trying to find information on an "arterio-venous malformation" or avm. ...Read more

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What is the function of centrioles in white blood cells?

What is the function of centrioles in white blood cells?

Cell division: Centrioles are involved in cell division in all cells, not just white blood cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

What is the cause of increase in white blood cells?

In fact there can: Be many causes from infections, autoimmune disease, dehydration, medications, stress, to malignancies and many other causes too. ...Read more

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What happens to the plasma membrane of the red blood cells of humans with liver disease to cause the formation of acanthocytes? Thank you.

What happens to the plasma membrane of the red blood cells of humans with liver disease to cause the formation of acanthocytes? Thank you.

Change in lipids: The liver is responsible for general metabolism in the body, and the plasma membrane has a complex collection of lipids that are responsible for its "fluidity" and shape. It is believed that the apolipoproteins are abnormal in liver disease and cause fragility of the rbc membrane causing fragmentation and formation of acanthocytes. See also: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/acanthocyte. ...Read more

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What might reduce the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow of the patient?

What might reduce the production of red blood cells in the bone marrow of the patient?

Multiple factors: Lack of iron is the commonest cause. Lack of folate and B12 vitamins also interferes with red cell production. Viral infections, e.g., parvo virus can shut down production. Bone marrow suppression from any cause, e.g., chemotherapy will do it too. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

What is the cause of white blood cells in urine?

Usually infection: Urinary infection is commonest cause of white blood cells in urine. Non-infectious causes include drug reaction, and crystals in urine. ...Read more

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What is a clot of blood under the skin called?

Hematoma: Blood collection under the skin or in any other tissue is called a hematoma. ...Read more

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What is the name of the xray procedure which includes some sort of dye in the blood that can detect cancer cells?

What is the name of the xray procedure which includes some sort of dye in the blood that can detect cancer cells?

PET scan: Pet scan is a nuclear medicine procedure that is useful for addressing the stage of disease after cancer diagnosis has been made. Pet scanning allows visualization of the whole body to determine if there is disease spread to areas other than the original found disease site. ...Read more

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What is the function of cholesterol molecules in the plasma membrane of human erythrocytes?

What is the function of cholesterol molecules in the plasma membrane of human erythrocytes?

All cell membrane: Cholesterol is an integral part of the cell membranes and other organelle in all cells. Cholesterol is a structural element in the cell membranes. ...Read more

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Is human blood the color red because of the high number of red blood cells?

Is human blood the color red because of the high number of red blood cells?

Yes: Yes, and because red blood cells contain hemoglobin. Each hemoglobin molecule contains iron - red. ...Read more

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What is the role of blood pressure in the formation of filtrate in the nephrons?

What is the role of blood pressure in the formation of filtrate in the nephrons?

Filtration pressure: Filtration in the nephrons is a combination of physical and chemical pressure. Blood pressure provides the physical pressure for filtration. If the renal perfusion pressure is too low, filtration is not efficient. This can happen with renal artery stenosis and hypertension on the body side and low pressure on the kidney side of the stenosis. Generalized low pressure likewise will impair filtration ...Read more

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What is the impact of blood vessels growing towards a tumor in cancerous cells?

What is the impact of blood vessels growing towards a tumor in cancerous cells?

Not sure how you: Would know this, but think about it: cancer cells need to gain access to a source of energy, and a means to rid itself of waste. The "angiogenesis" aspect of tumors postulated by judah folkman, is largely true. Cancer is made up of cells that is mostly exactly like "us" with some deviations. ...Read more

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What is the probable cause of high white blood cells?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high white blood cells , but there can be other causes such as leukemia. ...Read more

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How does the formation of a blood clot occur?

How does the formation of a blood clot occur?

Complex : There is complex interaction between blood platelets and the coagulation cascade, proteins in the blood that convert soluble fibrinogen into insoluble and sticky fibrin. ...Read more

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