Red blood cells in hypertonic, isotonic, and hypotonic solutions Osmosis and Diffusion When red blood cells are in a hypertonic (higher concentration) solution, water flows out of the cell faster than it comes in. This results in crenation (shriveling) of the blood cell.
What Your Blood Test Results Mean
When your doctor says "your labs look normal," you may not give it a second thought. Here's how to better understand your test results.
Bone Marrow Basics
Bone marrow is soft, spongy tissue found inside the bone. All blood starts out as stem cells, “parent cells” produced in the bone marrow. Stem cells develop into one of the three types of mature blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets – and enter the bloodstream. Red blood cells carry…
Reporting and grading of abnormal red blood cell morphology
In spite of the continual standardization of test result formats, the improvements of laboratory technologies, publications of reference guidelines, and the advancements in hematology analyzers, the methods of reporting or grading abnormal red blood cell morphology still vary among laboratories everywhere. This article describes the methods or systems of reporting abnormal red cell morphology and the conditions associated with the abnormalities. Read more: Reporting and grading of abnormal…
Facts about Blood/Blood Cells Facts: Function of whole Blood, function platelets, function red/white blood cells
The functions of blood explained in detail and the explanation of the functions of the four main components of blood (plasma, red blood cells (erythrocytes), white blood cells (leukocytes) and platelets (thrombocytes) can be read in this article.