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In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What roles do platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells play in human health?
- Why is the RH factor of special importance to pregnant women?
- What are the different types of hemolytic anemia?
- Who is at risk for sickle cell anemia?
- What are the causes and treatment options for immune hemolytic anemia?
- What are the symptoms of hereditary spherocytosis and thalassemia?
1. Functions of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets
Blood is a connective tissue vital to our body's survival. In this lesson, we will explore the three functions of blood by delving into red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets - the three individual components that make up blood as a whole.
2. Rh Blood Group, Rh Factor & Erythroblastosis Fetalis
Rh factor is a red blood cell antigen found in most people. Those with Rh factor are Rh positive, while those without are Rh negative. In this lesson you will learn about Rh blood compatibility and its importance during pregnancy.
3. Anemia: Types and Causes
Your red blood cells have a unique design that differentiates them from all other cells. This unique design makes them exceptional oxygen carriers. But if this ability to carry oxygen is compromised, the result is a form of anemia, such as pernicious anemia, aplastic anemia or sickle cell anemia.
4. Anemia: Classification of Different Types
Anemia is associated with a decrease in red blood cells, or hemoglobin concentration. Ways of classifying anemia depend on the size and hemoglobin content of the red blood cells (morphological) or the mechanism (pathophysiological).
5. Hemolytic Anemia: Signs and Treatment
In hemolytic anemia, red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be replaced. Typical signs of anemia may be present as well as jaundice and upper abdominal pain. Treatment may include corticosteroids, surgery or a blood transfusion.
6. Types of Hemolytic Anemia
Hemolytic anemia is anemia that results from the destruction of red blood cells. It can be inherited or acquired. Learn about hereditary conditions that cause hemolytic anemia as well as the types of acquired hemolytic anemias.
7. Immune Hemolytic Anemia: Causes & Treatment Options
Immune hemolytic anemia is a type of anemia that results due to the destruction of red blood cells by the body's immune system. Learn about the different types (Autoimmune, Alloimmune and Drug-Induced), what causes them and how they are treated.
8. Sickle Cell Anemia: Affected Locations, Signs & Treatments
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited anemia in which red blood cells are sickle-shaped due to an abnormality in their hemoglobin. Learn who is at risk of this disorder, why symptoms such as pain and fatigue occur and how the condition is treated.
9. Thalassemia: Causes, Types, and Treatments
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder associated with an abnormal production of hemoglobin. It results in symptoms of anemia and exists as two main types: alpha and beta. Learn about the different types of thalassemia and how they are treated.
10. Hereditary Spherocytosis: Causes and Symptoms
Hereditary spherocytosis is an inherited type of hemolytic anemia in which the red blood cells take on a spherical shape. Learn about the cause and symptoms associated with hereditary spherocytosis.
11. Acute Posthemorrhagic Anemia: Definition & Effects
In this lesson, we will briefly explore anemia and then focus on a specific type, acute posthemorrhagic anemia. We will learn how one might come to suffer from this as well as the effects and treatments of this disorder.
12. Reactive Hyperemia: Definition & Test
In this lesson we will explore the phenomenon of reactive hyperemia including the natural purpose it serves as well as how it is used as a diagnostic tool for Peripheral Vascular Disease.
13. Sickle Cell Anemia: Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you will learn about sickle cell anemia, an inherited disease where some of the red blood cells are deformed and cause the patient painful and debilitating issues.
14. Lactic Acidosis: Causes & Symptoms
In this lesson, we will discuss the medical problem known as lactic acidosis. In addition to defining the condition, by the end of this lesson, you will be aware of some of the common causes and symptoms.
15. How to Treat Lactic Acidosis
Lactic acidosis treatment depends upon the underlying cause of the condition. In this lesson, we will look at some of the treatment options for lactic acidosis.
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- The Basic Components of Pathophysiology: Help and Review
- The Consequences of an Aberrant Immune System: Help and Review
- The Pathophysiology of Neoplasia: Help and Review
- Skin-Related Pathology: Help and Review
- Trauma and Injury to the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Major Disorders Involving the Nervous System: Help and Review
- Congenital Cardiovascular Defects: Help and Review
- Acquired Cardiovascular Abnormalities: Help and Review
- Pathologies of the Respiratory System: Help and Review
- Important Renal Anatomy and Physiology: Help and Review
- Diseases of the Urinary System: Help and Review
- Conditions Affecting the Gastrointestinal System: Help and Review
- Metabolic Derangements: Help and Review
- Hematological Maladies: Help and Review
- Blood Cancers: Help and Review
- Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System: Help and Review
- Reproductive System Disorders: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Cells and Blood Proteins: Help and Review
- Clinical Test Results - Organ Function and Health: Help and Review
- Clinical Tests for Electrolyte Levels