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blood

TermDefinition
Erythrocytes Red blood cells (RBCs)
Leukocytes White blood cells
Hematopoiesis Formation of blood cells
Erythropoiesis The formation of RBCs only takes place in the red bone marrow
Hemoglobin The oxygen- transporting pigment of enythocytes
Hemocytoblast Stem cells that give rise to all the formed elements
Neutrophils Function as phagocytes at active sites of infection (numbers increase during infection)
Eosinophils Function to kill parastic worms and play a role in allergy attacks
Monocytes Important in fighting chronic infection
Basophils Release histamine e at sites of inflimation
Lymphocytes Function as part of the immune responce -B lymphocytes-produce antibiotics -T Lymphocytes-fight tumors and viruses
Created by: colleenjs13