SpleendestructionofRBC_EY - Learning Issue RBC and the role...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Learning Issue: RBC and the role of the spleen, Erica Young Normal destruction of RBC: Red blood cells normally live for 110 - 120 days. After that, they naturally break down and are usually removed from the circulation by the spleen. The spleen is composed of red pulp and white pulp, which are Malpighi’s terms for the red blood-filled sinuses and reticuolendothelial cell-lined cords and the white lymphoid follicles arrayed within the red pulp matrix. The spleen is in the portal circulation. The blood flows into the spleen at a rate of about 150 mL/min through the splenic artery. Some blood goes from the arterioles to capillaries nand then to the splenic veins and out the spleen., but the majority flows into the macrophage-lined sinuses and cords. The blood entering the sinuses reenter the circulation through the splenic venules, but the blood entering the cords is subjected to an inspection of sorts. In order to return to
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern