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Hematopoiesis

Process of blood cell formation

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Serum

Sticky fluid after blood has clotted

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Erythrocytes

Red blood cells

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Leukocytes

White blood cells

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Platelets

Type of blood cell

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RBC

Red blood cells

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Erythrocytes or RBC's

Are bio conclave disks that are ENUCLEATED

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Leukocytes or WBC's

White blood cells

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White blood cells (WBC's)

Provide protection against invasion of pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and other foreign material.

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Kinds of Leukocytes (WBC's)

Basophils
Eosinophils
Neutrophils
Monocytes
Lymphocytes

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Hemostasis

Blood-clotting (to stop blood)

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Agglutinate

Blood clumping together (clotting)

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Platelets release a substance called THROMBOPLASTIN which in the presence of calcium, reacts with PROTHROMBIN (a clotting protein in the blood) to form THROMBIN.

Thromboplastin
Prothrombin
Thrombin

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Type O blood

Universal donor

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Type AB blood

Universal recipient

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Plasma

Liquid portion of the blood