Category: Blood

Cytokine

Cytokine

Cytokines are glycoproteins that are secreted by different cells in the body, mainly cells of the immune system (leucocytes). They play a role in the immune system,...

Blood Constituents

Blood | Constituents

Total Blood Volume (TBV) = 8% of body weight in kg. e.g. someone weighing 70 kg will have 0.08 x 70 kg = 5.6 kg =...

Blood

Blood | Plasma | Serum

Blood = Blood cells (45%) + Blood Plasma (55%) Blood cells = RBCs + WBCs + Platelets Blood Plasma = fluid (water) which contains Proteins, Minerals,...

inflammation

Inflammation

Tissue injury may be caused by trauma, heat, chemicals, bacteria etc.. Any injury causes a release of substances by the injured tissue which causes a local...

leukocyte

WBC | Leukocytes

White Blood Cells or WBCs are formed in Bone Marrow – Granulocytes and Monocytes are formed in bone marrow Lymph tissue – Lymphocytes and Plasma Cells...

Myeloma

Bone Profile & Myeloma Screen

Bone Profile Bone profile examines the proteins, minerals and enzymes involved in bone metabolism. Discrepancies with these can indicate a problem with bone turnover. Bone profile...