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Chapter 42

Erythrocytes RBC - red blood cells
Leukocytes WBC - white blood cells
Hemoglobin Functioning unit of red blood cell
Erythropoietin Influences RBC production when released from the kidneys
Eosinophil Cells active at the end of allergic responses and of parasitic ellimination
Neutrophil Cell that defends against foreign invaders by engulfing them
Band Younger less mature version of neutrophils
Differential WBC are counted, tallied according to type and reported as a percentage
Morphology How cells appear under microscope
Hematocrit Percentage of RBC in whole blood
ESR - erythrocyte sedimentation rate Rate in mm per hour at which RBC settle out in a tube
Leukocytosis Infection - inflammation
Macrocytosis Liver disorders
Histamine What basophils release when there is an immune response
Mean cell volume MCV is a part of what test? Hemoglobin studies
Hormone secreted by kidneys that stimulates production of RBC Erythropoietin
Most abundant leukocyte and main granulocyte Neutrophil
Platelet Thrombocyte
MCV MCH and MCHC help diagnose Anemias
Method used in POL to measure ESR Westergren method
Stores iron in the body , obtained to rule out iron deficiency anemia Ferritin
Where are blood cells produced Bone marrow
What are the 3 types of cells Leukocytes, hemoglobin, thrombocytes
Produces antibodies Lymphocytes
Functioning unit of the red blood cell Hemoglobin
Study of blood Hematology
Destruction/break down Lysis
Increased hemoglobin Hyperchromia
Smaller than normal red blood cells Microcytosis
Less mature neutrophil Band
Decrease number of white blood cells Leukopenia
Fighter guys - white blood cells produce antibodies Lymphocytes
Red blood cells transport oxygen/ carbon dioxide Erythrocytes
Platelets - assist in blood clotting Thrombocytes
Description of physical characteristics of blood Morphology
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ESR
Complete blood count CBC
Normal white blood count 4,500 - 10,000 mm
Normal platelet count 150,000 to 400,000 uL
Vitamin B12 deficiency Macrocytosis
Sent to bone marrow to to stimulate production of red blood cells Erythropoietin
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