Chapter 12: Blood
Which biochemical component of the erythrocyte cell surface is primarily responsible for determining blood type (eg, the A-B-O system).
What cell in circulating blood is the precursor to microglia and most antigen-presenting cells?
What is the approximate life span of a circulating erythrocyte?
Which cell type has cytoplasmic granules that contain heparin and histamine?
A differential cell count of a blood smear from a patient with a parasitic infection is likely to reveal an increase in the circulating numbers of which cell type?
Which of the following blood cells differentiate outside of the bone marrow?
Examination of a normal peripheral blood smear reveals a cell more than twice the diameter of an erythrocyte with a kidney-shaped nucleus. There cells are < 10% of the total leukocytes. Which of the following cell types is being described?