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Unformatted text preview: (a) chemical signal from tissue - chemo taxis (4) leukocytosis - high WBC count (5) leukopenia - low WBC count (6) leukemia - very high WBC count, cancer (7) Wbc types (a) Granulocytes - live for 12 hours, also called PMNs (i) neutrophils - colorless - most abundant (ii) eusinophils - red (iii) basophils - blue/purple (b) Agranulocytes (i) lymphocytes - immune system (ii) monocytes - into tissues - macrophages - too big to eat (8) platelets - function in blood clotting (a) thrombocytes (b) megakaryocytes 4. Blood types a. Determined by antigenic components on surface of RBCs b. 4 main blood types - A, B, AB, O 5. WBC ABUNDANCE GREATEST TO LEAST a. Never let monkeys eat bananas 6. Hemostasis - blood clotting a. Vascular phase - blood vessel constricts b. Platelet phase - stick to damaged vessel wall c. Coagulation phase - clotting cascade, need calcium and vitamin K...
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- Spring '08
- Glucose, Platelet, blood clotting, WBC count, High WBC count, low WBC count