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The Blood Study G

Study guide for the Blood

The liquid portion of blood is called plasma
The ancestors of all blood cells are called hematopoietic stem cells
Platelets are produced by certain giant cells called megakaryocytes
Some monocytes enter the tissues and mature into phagocytes called macrophages
Erythrocytes have a life span of approximately 120 days
An increased erythrocyte count polycythemia
A decreased erythrocyte count anemia
An increased leukocyte count eukocytosis
A decreased leukocyte count leukopenia
A decreased platelet count thrombocytopenia
What iron-containing protein transports oxygen? hemoglobin
What is the correct sequence for hemostasis? vessel contraction, plug formation, vessel contraction
The hematology specialist needs to measure the number of eosinophils in a blood sample. Which test should she conduct? differential white blood cell count
Created by: Jessica Venyke