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Chapter-17 Blood

BOOK TITLE: Manual for Dental Hygienist

Author
1. Awasthi Maj Gen PN
ISBN
9789352702282
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14199_18
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, Maharashtra, India; Indian Army Dental Corps, Dental Council of India; Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, Maharashtra, India; Indian Army Dental Corps; Dental Council of India; Manav Rachna Dental College, Faridabad, Haryana, India
Chapter keywords
Blood, blood cell, blood volume, blood test, complete blood count, blood fluid, erythrocyte, leukocyte, platelet

Abstract

Blood is a fluid thicker than water circulating uninterruptedly through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins of the human body. It carries nutrients and oxygen to body tissues and takes away the waste products to the excretory organs of the body. Blood is made up of two major components, cellular and noncellular. About half of the blood volume is composed of blood cells, erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets. Noncellular component or blood fluid is known as plasma, which constitutes the other half of the blood. The normal values of different blood test and complete blood count have been described in a box format in this chapter.

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