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Unformatted text preview: the red cells which gives blood red color. Enough amounts of red cells with normal hemoglobin is necessary to supply good oxygen to the body cells. Platelets Platelets are basically clumping cells of the blood which keeps the blood inside the blood vessels and does not let it leak out in tissues. When we get a cut, it is basically platelets which form a plug in the bleeding vessel and blood clot is formed. These also transport and store chemicals like histamine, epinephrine etc. Platelets number should stay within normal limits of 150,000 to 450,000 in order for blood to flow and function normally. If this number becomes very low, there is risk of internal bleeding. if it becomes too high, there is risk of clumping of cells inside the blood vessels which is dangerous also....
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This note was uploaded on 07/06/2011 for the course HCA 240 240 taught by Professor Stone,g during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10