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Describe platelets thrombocytes, smalled formed elements found in the blood, not true cells; fragments of cells, initiate blood clotting, hemostasis
Describe red blood cells transport O2/co2, most numerous circulating blood cells, during erythropoeisis they decrease in size, develop Hb/Hgb (give them their red colour), Hb carries O2 to body tissues and exchanges it for CO2, shaped like biconcave disks
Describe spleen acts as a filter, resembles a lymph node, destroys old RBCs, stores healthy blood cells
Describe the thymus responsible for cellular immunity, transforms lymphocytes into Tcells, located in Mediastinum
Describe the tonsils masses of lymphatic tissue, protect upper respiratory structure, acts as a filter
Describe WBCs protect the body from pathogens, remove debris, aid in the healing process, diapedesis, initiate inflammation and immune response, phagocytic, granulocyte & agranulocyte, migrate through capillaries & venues
List autoimmunne diseases AIDS, RA, MG, ALLERGIES, thrombocytopenia, vasculitis, SLE
What is the function histamines? initiate the inflammatory process by increasing blood flow
What are the 2 ducts of the lymph system Right lymphatic duct, thoracic duct (left side)
What are the 4 types of T cells? 1. cystotoxic 2. helper cell 3. suppressor cell 4. memory T-cell
what are the functions of the lymph system? maintaining fluid balance of body, transporting lipids away from the GI system, filtering and removing unwanted or infections products.
what is an allergy acquired abnormal immune response
what is hematology studies blood cells, blood-clotting mechanisms, bone marrow and lymph nodes
What is heparin acts to prevent blood from clotting at injury site
Where do blood cells develop from? stem cells
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