Erythrocytes


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Erythrocytes
ErythrocytesThe word erythrocyte comes from the Greek erythros for "red" and kytos for "hollow," which is commonly translated as "cell." Erythrocytes are biconcave discs with a diameter of approximate 8 mm. Figure 4.9 presents a drawing of a typical erythrocyte showing the basic geometry. Figure 4.10 is a photomicrograph of an erythrocyte. The volume of the typical erythrocyte is approximately 85 to 90 μm3. The shape of an erythrocyte gives a very large ratio of surface area to volume for the cell. In fact, a sphere with the sam…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Erythrocytes, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export