BLOOD LAB

BLOOD LAB - BLOOD EXPERIMENTS Know physiological norms...

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BLOOD EXPERIMENTS Know physiological norms (adults) for practical RBC Count Diff in male and female o Male: 5-5.5 million/mm3 o Female: 4.5-5 million/mm3 Erythrocytosis : RBC count higher than normal o Polycythemia Vera (primary): benign tumor condition in Red Bone Marrow (RBM), 8-10 million/mm3, higher than normal viscosity difficult to pass blood increased blood pressure (M.A.P.) o Physiological Polycythemia (secondary): can happen to anyone, accustomed to sea level higher altitude 6-8 million/mm3, normal adaptation Erythropenia : RBC count is lower than normal o Damage to RBM Lead, mercury, arsenic (heavy metal poisoning) Radiation exposure Industrial chemicals (toxic) Chemotherapy o Anemia Iron deficiency anemia- iron necessary for Hb development Pernicious anemia- lack Vit B12, necessary for cell division in RMB less RBC production Sickle cell anemia- different stressors cause sickling of cells, reduces count WBC Count
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BIOL 20214 taught by Professor Barcellona during the Spring '08 term at TCU.

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