What are Burr Cells? - Causes & Significance


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Burr cells are also known as which of the following?

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1. Burr cells are characterized by which of the following?

2. What causes the formation of spicules seen in burr cells?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of burr cells with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should know about topics like the cause of spicules forming in burr cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will gauge what you know about the following:

  • Another name for burr cells
  • How these cells are characterized
  • Formation of spicules seen in burr cells
  • What echinocytes seen in peripheral blood smears indicate
  • Conditions associated with burr cells

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how burr cells are characterized and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about echinocytes seen in peripheral blood smears
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between different medical conditions and burr cells

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled What are Burr Cells? - Causes & Significance. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Morphological changes associated with burr cells
  • The Latin translation of in vivo
  • Disorders that might cause the appearance of burr cells