Anemia – causes, symptoms and treatment

Definition Anemia A reduced ability of the blood to meet the body’s oxygenation needs arising from either a diminished volume of erythrocytes (red blood cells) in the blood or from reduced hemoglobin content in the erythrocytes. Though the common perception of anemia is that it is itself a health condition, doctors consider anemia an indication […]

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Erythrocyte – Definition and Information

Definition of Erythrocyte A red blood cell (RBC). The primary function of erythrocytes is to carry oxygen from the lungs to the cells of tissues throughout the body and return carbon dioxide, a metabolic waste, to the lungs for removal from the body. Erythrocytes contain iron and hemoglobin, a pigmented protein that gives them their […]

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Hematopoiesis Definition – Pluripotency, Differentiation, and Proliferation

Definition of Hematopoiesis The process through which the body generates new blood cells. In the adult, the red bone marrow and the lymph tissues (primarily the lymph nodes and the spleen) manufacture the blood cells the body needs, with extramedullary resources for erythrocyte production available as reserves from the liver, spleen (erythrocytes), and yellow bone marrow. Researchers […]

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