POM F6 BLOOD COMPONENTS: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Plasma RBC WBC Platelets

HEMATOCRIT • • Ratio between RBC, water and plasma Males have higher count than females o o RBC • HEMOGLOBIN o Males have higher concentration than females because males have denser, larger muscles that needs more hemoglobin Males = 0.45 – 0.57 Females = 0.42 – 0.52

Biconcave, composed of cytoskeleton SPECTRIN to make it flexible to pass through small vessels o To increase surface area

• • WBC • •

100 – 120 days  lifespan For oxygen transportation

For immune system GRANULOCYTES o o o Basophils Eosinophils Neutrophils

AGRANULOCYTES o o Lymphocytes Monocytes

NEUTROPHILS • • • • Nucleus linked by chromatin 3 – 5 lobes Aka PMN cells (polymorphonuclear cells) 75 – 85%

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Bacterial infection CBC result - ↑ 0.8 WBC normal count: 5k to 10k cells

EOSINOPHILS • • • • Pinkish nucleus Bilobed nucleus 5% Antihelmintic, antiparasitic

BASOPHILS • • • • 0.5% Single lobed Allergic reactions Precursor of MAST CELLS (anaphylaxis: IL, heparin, histamine) -Rosette Go 101910 

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