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What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?

Too long: There is no way to fit an answer to this question in 400 characters. However, if you go to this website you will find a very complete answer that is very easy to understand: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Basics/ ...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 causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

What causes too many red blood cells and white blood cells?

Quite a few things: Infection, myeloproliferative disease, chronic leukemias, physiologic stress, medications and heavy smoking to name a few. ...Read more

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What part of red blood cells carries oxygen?

What part of red blood cells carries oxygen?

Hemoglobin: That's the major component of the cell itself ...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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Where are red blood cells produced?

Bone Marrow: In adults, all of the blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, including red blood cells. Under some abnormal conditions, blood cells may be produced in other organs such as the liver, spleen or lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are the indications of high red blood cells?

What are the indications of high red blood cells?

Let me help: Anabolic steroids, which stimulate red blood cell production carbon monoxide poisoning, congenital heart disease in adults, copd, dehydration, epo doping (injections of erythropoietin (epo) to enhance athletic performance), heart failure, hemoglobinopathies (conditions present at birth that impair the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells) and others. Please read below link. ...Read more

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What are microcytic red blood cells?

What are microcytic red blood cells?

Small cells: Microcytic red blood cells are small rbcs - usually caused by low iron from decreased iron stores or blood loss. ...Read more

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What can cause my platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are all high causing leukocytosis, mild thrombocytosis and macrocytes?

What can cause my platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells are all high causing leukocytosis, mild thrombocytosis and macrocytes?

Inflammation : Macrocytes are white blood cells too. Also depends how high they are. Very mild elevation like 10-13 for WBC and 400-450 for platelets could be lab variations too. If mild to moderate suggests inflammation which can be from infection, autoimmune disorders. If very high, blood disorders are a concern. Whomever ordered the test should follow up with u. ...Read more

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What is the yellow liquid in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended?

What is the yellow liquid in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended?

Plasma: If the blood is allowed to clot (thereby removing the clotting factors) before isolating this fluid, then it is called serum instead of plasma. ...Read more

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Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Are cholesterol molecules located in the plasma membrane of human red blood cells?

Yes: There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells. This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels. ...Read more

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What causes red blood cells to sickle?

Hemoglobin S: A genetic variant of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin s causes sickling when hemoglobin loses oxygen. ...Read more

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What are the effects of low white and red blood cells?

What are the effects of low white and red blood cells?

Many: Low white cells or leukopenia predisposes to recurrent infections usually bacterial in nature. Low red cells causes anemia and secondary reduction in oxygenation. This can cause fatigue, shortness of breath and even heart failure, . ...Read more

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What are white blood cells?

Fight infections: White blood cells are the cells in our body that fight infections. There are five types of white blood cells: lymphocytes, neutrophils, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils. Each plays a specific role in the defense mechanisms of the human body. ...Read more

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Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?

Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?

Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What are the ranges of white blood cell counts for different kinds of leukemia?

What are the ranges of white blood cell counts for different kinds of leukemia?

Wide range: Zero to "very high" (eg 100's of thousands). Leukemia undergoing treatment may result in a zero white blood cell (WBC) count. Some leukemias may have relatively normal total WBC but abnormal cells (blasts) in the differential. Other leukemias can develop very high WBC counts. So, a wide range is possible. ...Read more

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