Red Blood Cells

Red Blood Cells

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will examine the structure and function of red blood cells as well as examine how new red blood cells are made.

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Terms to Know
  • Cell Count

    The number of red blood cells in a microliter of blood.

  • Erythrocytes

    Another word for red blood cells.

  • Erythropoietin

    A hormone secreted by the kidneys when oxygen levels in blood are too low to stimulate bone marrow to produce more red blood cells.

  • Red Blood Cells

    Cells found in the blood that carry oxygen and carbon dioxide.