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Red Blood Cells

Red Blood Cells

Author: Nathan Lampson
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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.