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Blood Health

What Are the Side Effects of High Blood Sugar Levels?

High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, occurs when the body has too little insulin, or cannot use it properly. Common caus...

High Platelet Levels in the Blood

Platelets are created in your bone marrow and are an important component of blood clot formation. They are stored in the spleen, b...

Four Functions of the Spleen

The lymphatic system has the responsibility of keeping you alive and healthy. The spleen, which is in the upper left abdominal are...

Cardiac Cell Functions

The heart functions as the motor of the circulatory system, which consists of the heart, blood vessels and blood. The heart pumps ...

Normal Oxygen Saturation for Infants

The health of an infant is assessed in various ways, including observation and measurement of important blood components. Measurem...

Signs & Symptoms of Low Blood Circulation

Low blood circulation usually indicates arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis dominates as the most comm...

What Are the Functions of Antibodies & Antigens Binding?

Antibodies are a type of specialized protein generated by the immune system. Antibodies each contain two heavy chain proteins, whi...

Blood Transfusion Procedures

A blood transfusion is a common procedure in which a donor’s blood is infused into the patient’s blood to help replace missing blood components. Patients can receive red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets or plasma. Before receiving a transfusion, donor blood undergoes a rigorous screening process and medical staff must perform many safety measures to ensure that the patient’s transfusion is administered safely.

What Are the Causes of Low White Blood Cell Count & Weight Loss?

White blood cells, also called leukocytes, function to protect the body from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Five m...

Broken Blood Vessels in the Brain

A broken blood vessel in the brain is known as a hemorrhagic stroke. Roughly 10 to 15 percent of all first strokes are the result ...
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