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H/I Diseases

VT 145

smaller than normal RBC size microcytic
larger than normal RBC size macrocytic
normal RBC size normocytic
cells that have lower than normal hemoglobin hypochromic
normal colored RBCs normochromic
mixed population of cell colors polychromasia
breakdown of RBCs & release heme proteins into the bloodstream; releases bilirubin & causes icterus hemolytic anemia
body responds to shortage of mature RBCs in production by releasing immature RBCs from bone marrow regenerative anemia
two immature RBCs rubricytes and reticulocytes
bone marrow doesn't respond to anemia - no immature RBCs in circulation non-regenerative anemia
three causes of anemia decreased RBC production, increased RBC destruction, hemorrhage
three signs of anemia heart murmur/tachycardia, pale mm, shortness of breath/exercise intolerance
Created by: eaks