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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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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 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 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 is the percentage of white blood cells in a healthy infant?

What is the percentage of white blood cells in a healthy infant?

Wide range: This varies widely both with age (day 1 vs 1wk vs 1m) & situation, stress vs non stress. The published range from birth to 2y is 31-68%. ...Read more

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What is the color of brain cells?

What is the color of brain cells?

Grey: Brain cells have a neutral grey appearance in the living person. Interconnections between these cells can be grey or whitish due to an insulating layer termed myelin. But the cells from which these connections arise are neutral grey. ...Read more

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What are the causes of more white blood cells in the body?

What are the causes of more white blood cells in the body?

See details: Elevation of the white count can occur secondary to many issues including, stress, infections, some medications and more serious issues such as leukemia. Sometimes it can occur for no specific reason. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my abnormal red blood cell count?

What is it?: You need to tell us the level of your hemoglobin(hb). Then we can help youi to interpret it depending on if it is high or low. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an over amount of white blood cells in the brain?

What are the causes of an over amount of white blood cells in the brain?

Nonspecific: The white cells indicate local inflammation, perhaps the lingering signs of a central nervous system infection. However, this can be present in other conditions, such as arteritis, sarcoid, multiple sclerosis, carcinomatous meningitis, etc. Perhaps would be explained by your doctor as to why spinal tap was done. ...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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What does white blood cells in the colon mean?

White blood cells: This suggests the presence of some form of inflammation. ...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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How could dehydration affect the size and the shape of red blood cells?

How could dehydration affect the size and the shape of red blood cells?

It doesn't: The individual red cells do not change shape when a patient is dehydrated.Their number will increase within the remaining fluids, such that the hematocrit will rise. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell?

What are the causes of low white blood cell?

Too many to list: Infections, medications, chemotherapy, hereditary conditions, bone marrow disorders, autoimmune disorders, an enlarged spleen, alcohol intake, B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, just to name a few. A hematologist is a physician with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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What exactly is the vitamin/mineral that makes white blood cells?

What exactly is the vitamin/mineral that makes white blood cells?

Vitamins are: Building blocks for cell production. Few, if any are "specific" for white blood cells. ...Read more

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What does increase white blood cells on the cervix mean?

White blood cells: The presence of white blood cells suggests an inflammation of some sort. ...Read more

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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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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