Blood Cells

Part A

Complete the following statements:

1. Red blood cells are also called_.

2. The shape of a red blood cell can be described as a_disk.

3. The shape of a red blood cell is related to its function of_.

4. _is the oxygen-carrying substance in a red blood cell.

5. Red blood cells with high oxygen concentrations are bright red because of the presence of

6. A mature red blood cell cannot reproduce because the_was extruded during late development.

7. White blood cells are also called_.

8. White blood cells with granular cytoplasm are called_.

9. White blood cells lacking granular cytoplasm are called_.

10. Polymorphonuclear leukocyte is another name for a_with a segmented nucleus.

11. Normally, the most numerous white blood cells are_.

12. White blood cells whose cytoplasmic granules stain red in acid stain are called_.

13. _are normally the least abundant of the white blood cells.

14. _are the largest of the white blood cells.

15. _are small agranulocytes that have relatively large, round nuclei with thin rims of cytoplasm.

16. In red bone marrow, platelets develop from cells called_.

17. Upon an injury, platelets adhere to_found in connective tissue.

18. In the presence of damaged blood vessels, platelets release a substance called_that causes smooth muscle contraction.

Part B

Sketch a single blood cell of each type in the spaces provided. Use colored pencils to represent the stained colors of the cells. Label any features that can be identified.

Wbc Diff Result TablesBlood Tally Marks

Part C

1. Differential white blood cell count data table. As you identify white blood cells, record them on the table by using a tally system, such asTH4. I I. Place tally marks in the "Number Observed" column and total each of the five WBCs when the differential count is completed. Obtain a total of all five WBCs counted to determine the percent of each WBC type.

Type of WBC Number Observed Total Percent






Total of column

2. How do the results of your differential white blood cell count compare with the normal values listed in table 38.1? _

■iHtA. Critical Thinking Application

■iHtA. Critical Thinking Application

What is the difference between a differential white blood cell count and a total white blood cell count?

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