Essay on Red Blood Cell

basic hematology terminology

absolute count calculation of absolute cell numbers based on percentage of type multiplied by the total cell count acanthocyte erythrocyte with irregularly shaped margins acanthocytosis variation in rbc size; w/o even cell size agglutination process in which particles aggregate or clump together agranulocyte wbc’s like monocyte and lymphocyte that do not have obvious cytoplasmic granules […]

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Agglutination & lysine of sheep red blood cells

They are many uses in science for agglutination for example the determination of which blood group an individual belongs to. However agglutination is commonly the adhesion of particles. Biological agglutination occurs in the clumping of cells in response to an antibody, the adhesion of small particles that are suspended in a solution, which are then […]

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Jaundice Disease

The word jaundice is derived from a French word called as jaune, which means yellow. It is a very common condition which is seen in newborn babies which can be treated by exposing them to sunlight. It is also known as yellow skin or eyes disease. It turns your skin, mucous membranes, sclera (the white […]

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Proteins of the Red Blood Cell Membrane

The aim of this experiment was to find the major proteins that make up the plasma membranes of cells, their whereabouts within the membranes, and what effect various pre-treatments would have on these proteins. It was the erythrocyte membrane that was studied in this experiment because red blood cells can easily be extracted from whole […]

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Bilirubin Formation and Excretion

Bilirubin, the principal pigment in bile, is derived from the breakdown of hemoglobin when aged red blood cells are phagocytized by the reticuloendothelial system, primarily in the spleen, liver and bone marrow. About 80% of bilirubin formed daily comes from the degradation of hemoglobin. The remainder comes from destruction of heme-containing proteins and catabolism of […]

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A Case of Iron Deficiency

Describe the structure of a molecule of hemoglobin and explain the role played by iron in the transport of oxygen. The structure of hemoglobin is a hemi group. A hemi group consists of an iron (Fe) ion held in a heterocyclic ring. Iron binds with oxygen. Therefore, it has a very important role in transporting […]

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