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Formed elements

Cellular elements in blood

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WBC

White blood cells

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RBC

Red blood cells

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Platelets

Cell fragments that clot the blood

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Plasma

The liquid part of blood

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Functions of blood

Deliver oxygen and nutrients, to remove waste, to protect against disease

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Hematocrit

Measures the RBCs in the blood

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PVC

Packet cell volume, the ratio of WBCs to RBCs

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Characteristics of blood

Bright and dark red, sticky, can be thick

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Marrow

Inside liquid of a bone. Produces the red blood cells

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Erythrocytes

Red blood cells, carry oxygen, 5.4 million per microliter of blood,

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Hemoglobin

The protein of iron in the blood

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Anemia

Deficiency in the RBCs

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Sickle cell anemia

When the cells turn into a sickle shape so they carry less oxygen

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Leukocyte

Protects against disease, they are more sparse then RBCs, much larger than RBCs, there are five different type s

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Leukemia

Cancer of the WBCs

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Lymphoma

A cancerous tumor of the nodes in the body

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Thrombocytes

Platelets, 55-100 per diameter, provide clotting, small

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Hemophilia

Very limited amount of platelets in the body