Essays Tagged: "Red blood cell"

ANEMIA - types, causes, and treatments explained

Anemia is not a disease, but a sign that the body has some sort of problem with its red blood cells (RBCs). If a person's blood does not have the right amount of red blood cells or hem ... d blood cells or hemoglobin, anemia can develop. Anemia is defined as a decrease in the circulating red blood cell mass and an equal decrease in the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood (also known a ... uped by their underlying cause. To determine which type, doctors describe color, size, and shape of red blood cells. Treating it has to be specific for each type, which means treating the underlying d ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Sickle cell anemia.

Abstract Sickle cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and they move through sma ... s are round like doughnuts, and they move through small tubes in the body to deliver oxygen. Sickle red blood cells become hard, sticky and shaped like sickles used to cut wheat. When these hard and p ... the flow and break apart. This can cause pain, damage, or low blood count, or anemia.DiscussionThe red cell sickle is made from a substance in the red cell called hemoglobin that carries oxygen into ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Blood Doping - Effects on Athletes

ing has become an integral part of sports and fair play. It enhances your performance by increasing red blood cell mass and thereby delivering more oxygen to muscle. This manipulation has gained notor ... ce events like cycling or cross-country skiing.Blood doping is a method of increasing the number of red blood cells in the body, which in turn carry more oxygen to the muscles. It can improve the athl ...

(6 pages) 105 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Concise essay on sickle cell anemia. Easy to understand and eliminates all the technical verbage to scientific writing.

Sickle Cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and move through tubes in ... blood cells are round like doughnuts, and move through tubes in the body to deliver oxygen. Sickle red blood cells become hard, sticky and shaped like sickles used to cut wheat. When these hard and p ... it gene from each parent, the child has two copies of the gene and will have sickle cell anemia.The red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. A chemical in the red blood c ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

The movement cycle of the erythrocyte (or red blood cell).

Surrounded by platelets (thrombocytes), various hormones, salts, some proteins and wastes, the red blood cell (erythrocyte) which is contained in plasma, becomes oxygenated in a capillary in the ... carbon dioxide.The rate and pressure of the heartbeat mechanism then cause the now oxygen-depleted red blood cell to continue its circuit back to the lungs, via the heart. Carried in veins back up th ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Sickle-cell Anemia

Description- Sickle-cell anemia is a heredity blood disease. Those who have sickle-cell anemia have red blood cells containing an abnormal ... ve red blood cells containing an abnormal type of hemoglobin called Hemoglobin S. A normal person's red blood cells have Hemoglobin A, and are round and soft which makes it easy for them to pass throu ... normal hemoglobin, and their lifespan is only 16 days. Hemoglobin is the substance that makes blood red and that carries oxygen to the body tissues. In this case the amount of oxygen, in the blood, is ...

(5 pages) 78 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Sickle Cell Anemia is most dominant in African Americans than any other race.

t that people of African descent have the highest chances of having sickle cell anemia. Shawna wondered; "what exactly is sickle cell anemia? How is it caused? Why do African Americans have the highes ... The disease itself is an inherited blood disorder which deals with hemoglobin. In our bodies every red blood cell contains around 200-300 hemoglobin molecules. Hemoglobin serves as the most important ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Effects of Carbon Monoxide (CO) on the Human Body

dy, carbon monoxide alters the hemoglobin and thus puts a stop on the absorption of oxygen into the red blood cells. Carbon monoxide has different effects on people with different health conditions. C ... ent effects on different parts of the human body.Carbon monoxide, by displacing the oxygen from the red blood cells, deprives the brain, the heart, the nervous system, and many other vital organs of o ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Sickel Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, or a collection of recessive genetic disorders characterized by a hemoglob ... collection of recessive genetic disorders characterized by a hemoglobin variant called Hb S. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and they move through small blood tubes in the body to del ... round like doughnuts, and they move through small blood tubes in the body to deliver oxygen. Sickle red blood cells become hard, sticky and shaped like sickles used to cut wheat. When these hard and p ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Sickle Cell

ease that begins at birth and continues for life. Sickle cell anemia causes the body to manufacture red blood cells with abnormal hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying part of a red blood cell ... the oxygen-carrying part of a red blood cell, or erythrocyte. The main type of hemoglobin in normal red cells is called hemoglobin A. People with sickle cell anemia have a defective type of hemoglobin ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Bio-Red Blood Cell Journey

My Journey Through the Human Body My name is Ruby; I am a red blood cell. I am a dazzling ruby red color (hence my name) with a small area of inner pallor and ... with a small area of inner pallor and I am very small: only about 6 µm in diameter. I get my red color from a protein chemical called hemoglobin, which is bright red. Hemoglobin not only gives ... and stores them for later.Over time, I get worn out and eventually die. The average life cycle of a red blood cell like me is 120 - 130 days. Your bones are continually producing new blood cells from ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

The Great Debate over Stem Cells Research.

stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.Embryonic Stem Cells Research Is NeededThe main argument for stem ce ... 00 million Americans suffer from diseases that eventually may be treated more effectively or even cured with embryonic stem cell therapy (Varmus, 1998). Some researchers regard this as the greatest po ...

(8 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Stem Cell Research

stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.Studying stem cells will help us understand how they transform into ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.6 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Stem Cell

stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.?(Stem Cell Research FAQs) You never hear stem cell with out it bein ... liefs. I?m a strong supporter of science and technology, and believe they have the potential for incredible good ? to improve lives, to save life, to conquer disease.?(Bush 354) He then went on to say ...

(5 pages) 37 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Advances in Emergency Care

s of patient’s health. These innovations have defined how patients are rescued, treated, and cared for. Three recent emergency care innovations are Polyheme, Quikclot, and natural bandages.Polyhe ... d by Northfield Laboratories in Evanston, Illinois. It is made from hemoglobin that is removed from red blood cells and filtered through a series of chemical treatments. This product acts as an “ ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Stems Cells and Alzeihmer's

of the blood, hematopoietic stem cells, generate all other blood cells in the human body, including red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. Sources of hematopoietic stem cells include umbil ... stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. If stem cells could be isolated many diseases could be fought with ...

(2 pages) 406 0 0.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Cell volume

olution becomes more concentrated, the solution seems to have higher conductivity.The osmolality of red blood cell is 330mOsm. Salt concentration is proportional directly with osmolality, and both osm ... increases from 0 %( control tube concentration) to 1.1%While performing this experiement, we encoutered few unexpected data. So we expected that we made few mistakes while performing the experiment. H ...

(1 pages) 20 1 2.5 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Vegetarianism: An Unhealthy Habit

ls that lack meat and animal products leads to health problems, resulting from deficiencies of required nutrients like: Minerals, Vitamins, and Proteins best obtainable from animals in their active fo ... mon disease due to lack of minerals among vegetarians is anemia, a disease that result from lack of red blood cell carrier due to the lack of essential Iron minerals best obtained from eating meat. It ...

(5 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness

What is stem cell research and how it has come about in recent years

stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.There are three broad categories of stem cells they are: embryonic s ... as a repair system for the body, replenishing specialized cells.Stem cells were really first discovered almost fifty years ago by a man named Leroy Stevens. When he was working at the Jackson Laborato ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Stem Cell

r stem cells, or differentiating into any specialized cell type given the appropriate signals. Cultured stem cells are critical to the concept of therapeutic cloning. The benefits of embryonic stem ce ... stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. (Kocher 62)Recent scientists and researches show the huge benefit o ...

(6 pages) 38 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology