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reticulocytes

immaute RBC, 2 days to mature

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proerythroblast

1st RBC in series

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diapedesis

flow of cell across border (ex. Marrow into blood)

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erythropoietin

made in kidney, promotes transcription of erythropoietin gene, erythropoeitin increases production of proerythroblasts

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serum

plasma minus clotting factors

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plasma

liquid part of blood

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Albumin

serum protein that transport FFA, water, metal ions, acidic drugs and bilirubin

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Protein C and S

anticoaggulants, require vitamin K

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plasmin

breaks down clots

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ADH

anti-diuretic hormone. Made in hypothalmus, stored in pituitary gland. Increases water uptake

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Aldosterone

Increase water excretion

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Osmolarity of a solution

can be determined in terms of freezing point depression

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Plasma markers

Radiodinated serum albumin, evans blue (binds albumin), radioactive iron/chromium

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EC fluid marker

Isotopic Na+, inulin (polymer of fructose), mannitol

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Total body water marker

heavy or tritiated water, urea

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osmolar concentration

defined by number of partiles (I molar urea = 1 osmolar, 1 molar NaCl=2 osmolar). Body wants equal osmolar concentrations