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corpuscle

1. any cell or similar minute body that is suspended in a fluid, esp any of the red blood corpuscles (see erythrocyte) or white blood corpuscles (see leucocyte).
2. Anatomy the encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve
3. Physics a discrete particle such as an electron, photon, ion, or atom

corpuscle

[′kȯr·pəs·əl]
(anatomy)
A small, rounded body.
(neuroscience)
An encapsulated sensory-nerve end organ.
(optics)
A particle of light in the corpuscular theory, corresponding to the photon in the quantum theory.
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48 Mean corpuscular volume, 263 [+ or -] 112 274 123-520 fL Mean corpuscular 355 [+ or -] 66 341 196-503 hemoglobin concentration, g/dL White blood cells, x 35.
Iron status parameters (iron, transferrin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration) differed significantly between men and women, but differences in absolute values were small (Table 1).
WBC = White blood cell count; MCV = mean corpuscular volume; TIBC = total iron-binding capacity; S = saturation.
As a result, hematocrit, mean cell volume, and the mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration will be affected.
3] /L; Hb, 137 g/L; mean corpuscular volume, 78 fL; and mean corpuscular Hb, 25.
3], mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 72 11, red cell distribution width (RDW) 16%, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) 32 g/dl, alanine transaminase 142 U/L, aspartate transaminase 346 U/L, total bilirubin 3 mg/ dl, conjugated bilirubin 2.
Qualitative critical results for children (2) include the following: For hematology--Presence of blasts in the blood smear; new diagnosis or findings of leukemia; presence of drepanocytes (sickle cells); left shift, atypical lymphocytes, or abnormal reticulocyte count; abnormal erythrocyte indices (mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration).
The percentage of hypochromic red cells [%HYPO; cells with a mean corpuscular Hb concentration (MCHC) <280 g/L] has been shown to identify the development of iron deficiency in dialysis patients and of functional iron deficiency in healthy individuals treated with r-HuEPO (9, 10).
Beta thalassemia trait (BTT) is almost invariably asymptomatic and is characterized by mild anemia, a slightly reduced hemoglobin level and a marked reduction in mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH).
Hemoglobin (Hb), hematocrit, erythrocyte count, mean corpuscular Hb, and mean corpuscular volume were measured on an automated analyzer (Advia 120; Bayer Diagnostics).
Qualitative critical results for children 2 inclade the following: For hematology--Presence of blasts in the blood smear; new diagnosis or findings of leukemia; presence of drepanocytes (sickle cells); left shift, atypical lymphocytes, or abnormal reticulocyte count; abnormal erythrocyte indices (mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration).