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red blood cell:

see bloodblood,
fluid pumped by the heart that circulates throughout the body via the arteries, veins, and capillaries (see circulatory system; heart). An adult male of average size normally has about 6 quarts (5.6 liters) of blood.
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red blood cell

[′red ′bləd ‚sel]
(histology)
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This, in turn, disables the parasite's ability to venture out of the host cell and reproduce among other healthier red blood cells, making reproduction impossible.
The test uses thousands of coded beads that bind with the genes coding for non-ABO red blood cell antigens that are present in a blood sample.
Similar to the way one can hear the voices of different people and identify who they are, investigators could analyze the sound waves produced by red blood cells and recognize their shape and size.
Additional grading criteria for giant platelets are based on the size (diameter) of individual giant platelets as compared with healthy red blood cells.
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With pathogen inactivation of platelets and plasma currently in routine use, the advancement of our red blood cell system will offer a comprehensive solution to transfusion-transmitted infections for all blood products," said Claes Glassell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerus.
We've shown that macrophages in the bone marrow and the spleen nurture the production of new red blood cells at the same time that they clear aging red blood cells from the circulation.
Synthetic erythropoietin can boost the body's manufacture of red blood cells and ameliorate symptoms of anemia in people who have severe kidney disease or who are undergoing chemotherapy.
When red blood cells have been collected, Sylsens is added and the red blood cells are exposed to a specific light for about 15 minutes.
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