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The Cardiovascular System : Red Blood Cells (13:04)

The Cardiovascular System : Red Blood Cells (13:04)

Red Blood Cells also known as red blood cells (RBCs) or erythrocytes are around 7.5μm in diameter. The average number (red blood cell count) is typically: *5,200,000 per cubic millimeter ± 300,000 men *4,700,000 per cubic millimeter ± 300,000 women Red blood cells are made of hemoglobin. When the hemoglobin combines with oxygen it is called oxyhemoglobin, when oxygen has been released it is known as deoxyhemoglobin. The RBC initially have a nuclei during the early stages of development, they then remove the nuclei to help make room for hemoglobin. Lesson 4 in our Cardiovascular System (Blood) series. This is part of our Anatomy and Physiology lecture series. If this video helps you please be sure to LST -like subscribe and tell your friends. Your support helps us make more videos. For the... Show More
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