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- n. Plural form of red blood cell.
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Myoglobin stores oxygen in muscle, but a different protein, called hemoglobin, transports oxygen in red blood cells from the lungs to the peripheral tissues of the body.
In 1904 Chicago physician James Herrick examined the blood of a young black man from Grenada, Walter Clement Noel, and was startled to see that his red blood cells were distorted.2 Instead of the usual “Lifesaver” or “doughnut” shape, Noel’s cells displayed bizarre shapes, including crescents and sickles.
However, almost all people in west and central Africa are completely immune to P. vivax malaria because their red blood cells no longer make Duffy antigen.
HbC heme part of mutation in oxygen carried in parasitic ingestion of in red blood cells sequencing of shapes of sickle cell sticking and congealing of unfolding of see also amino acids; red blood cells hemoglobin C HbC
Her jersey material was dotted with small red blood cells and sported the logo of the whimsical company that had made it, the Republic of Anaerobia—literally meaning “the state of insufficient oxygen.”