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What is included in the hematological system?
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Bone marrow, blood, spleen and lymph system
Where does hematopoiesis occur?
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In the red bone marrow found in flat and irregular bones like the long bones, pelvic bones, vertebrae, sacrum, sternum ribs, flat cranial bones and scapulae
What are the three major functions of blood?
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Transportation of oxygen, nutrients, hormones and waste products Regulation of fluid, electrolytes and acid base Protection by clotting and combating infections
What does Serum refer to?
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Plasma minus the clotting factors
What is the primary function of erythrocytes?
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transport of gasses and assisting in maintaining acid base balance
What is the primary function of leukocytes?
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Protecting the body from infection
What is the primary function of thrombocytes?
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Blood coagulation
What triggers erythropoeisis?
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What organ releases erythropoietin to stimulate RBC production?
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The kidneys
The ________ is an immature erythrocyte.
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How long does it take for a reticulocyte to mature into a RBC?
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48 hours
Hemolysis is the removal of old blood cells from the circulation by monocytes and macrophages. It usually occurs in the...
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Bone marrow, liver and spleen
What is produced by the hemolysis of RBC?
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What are the two agranulocytic leukocytes?
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lymphocytes and monocytes
What is the primary function of granulocytes?
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What is the primary phagocytic WBC involved in acute inflammatory responses?
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What is the difference between a banded neutrophil and a segmented neutrophil?
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Band-immature, not as effective at phagocytosis Segmented-mature
________ are the WBC responsible for engulfing antigen-antibody complexes formed during allergic responses and they also phagocytize parasites.
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_______ is the WBC involved in the allergic response. When they degranulate they release heparin, serotonin and histamine.
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_______ are the WBC involved in cellular and humoral immunity.
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______ are WBC that are capable of phagocytosis of large matter like bacteria, dead cells, tissue debris, and old RBCs. They are second to arrive at the scene of an injury.
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Where is the majority of the body's iron stored?
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As heme in hemoglobin (2/3rds)
Where is ferritin and hemosiderin stored?
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In the liver, spleen, macrophages and bone marrow
_______ is a term used to describe the blood clotting process.
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What are the four major functions of the spleen?
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Hematopoietic function: produces RBC during fetal development Filtration:Remove old RBC and recycle iron, filters bacteria Immunologic: stores lymphocytes, monocytes and Igs Storage: RBCs and platelets
Where are the highest number of lymph nodes concentrated in the body?
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In the abdomen, surrounding the GI tract
The ______ produces all the procoagulants that are essential to hemostasis and blood coagulation.
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_______ is a substance produced by the liver that is key to iron balance. Synthesis is triggered by iron overload or inflammation.
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T/F Iron absorption isn't impacted by aging, therefore any low hemoglobin levels in an elderly patient warrants investigation.
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_________ is a word for excessive red blood cells and is common in people who live in high altitudes or who smoke. It can also be indicative of chronic hypoxemia, as experienced with pulmonary disorders.
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