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BIOL 1010 Chapter 26: Topic 26.8

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University of Manitoba
Biological Sciences
BIOL 1010
Emily A.Mc Kinnon

P88729 Bio 1010 Majorfunctionsofthesetwoistoengulfand digest bacteria and debris from your own dead cells Basophils Eosinophils Lymphocytes Fight Infections Spend most time moving through the interstitial fluid, where most battles against infection are waged. WBC can be found in the lymphatic system (chapter 34) Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells High number of WBC, most being defective. These cells crowd out the bone marrow cells that are developing into red blood cells and platelets, causing severe anemia and impaired clotting. For every one white blood cell in normal human blood, there are about 500-1000 red blood cells. – Is the Blood in our Veins blue? According to medieval English the term “blue blood” describes someone of noble descent. Veins and arteries look blue because they both have thick wall consisting of many layers of tissue. They are completely opaque, preventing any light from passing through. As light penetrates your skin, low energy wave lengths are quickly absorbed – blue wave lengths have enough energy to reflect off the veins (giving them the blue color) Blood is red, not blue – color of blood is produced by the large concentr
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