Changes in Numbers of Formed Elements of Blood

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erythrocyte function

transports oxygen

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Red Blood Cell (RBC) condition or deficiency

erythrocytosis

erythrocytopenia

erythropenia

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leukocyte function

body defense

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White Blood Cell (WBC) condition or deficiency

leukocytosis

leukopenia

leukocytopenia

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thrombocyte function

blood clotting

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platelet (blood platelet) condition or deficiency

thrombocytosis

thrombopenia

thrombocytopenia

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Hematopoiesis

formation and development of blood cells

usually takes place in bone marrow, but some types of white blood cells are produced in lymphoid tissue

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erythropoietin

hormone produced mainly in the kidneys and released into the bloodstream, causes production of red blood cells