PHGY 209 - Transport Mechanism

PHGY 209 - Transport Mechanism - Jaundice = Icterus, more...

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Old blood cell -> phagocytosis by macrophage Blood cell --> bone marrow --> bloodstream --> 120 days --> Macrophage (3 paths) 1) Transferrin : transporting form of Fe ---> bone marrow Ferritin : storage form of Fe ---> liver, spleen, gut 2) Globin ---> amino acid pool Bilirubin (dark yellow / brown pigment) ---> liver ---> bile ---> intestinal tract 3) ---> liver failure ---> immature liver ---> after birth, there is an excess of bilirubin, it will be damaging
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Unformatted text preview: Jaundice = Icterus, more bilirubin in plasma than normal Excessive hemolysis-Hepatic damage-Bile duct obstruction-JAUNDICE: -Normal dynamics for RBC's Prod = dest Polycythemia : either too much RBC or not enough plasma CLASSIFICATION : Normocytic, Normochromic---> fewer cells, but appear normal 09-27-10 September 27, 2010 11:33 AM Trans Mech Page 1...
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