red blood count

red blood count n a blood count of the red blood cells abbr. RBC

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  • Red cell count — The number of red blood cells (RBCs) in a volume of blood. The normal range varies slightly between laboratories but is generally between 4.2 5.9 million cells/cmm. This can also be referred to as the erythrocyte count and can be expressed in… …   Medical dictionary

  • Red blood cell indices — are blood tests that provide information about the hemoglobin content and size of red blood cells. Abnormal values indicate the presence of anemia and which type of anemia it is. [ [http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003648.htm… …   Wikipedia

  • blood count — blood counts N COUNT Your blood count is the number of red and white cells in your blood. A blood count can also refer to a medical examination which determines the number of red and white cells in your blood. Her doctors told her that her blood… …   English dictionary

  • blood count — blood′ count n. med the count of the number of red and white blood cells and platelets in a specific volume of blood • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • blood count — n. 1. a medical test to determine the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets in a given volume of blood 2. the number of blood cells or platelets so determined …   English World dictionary

  • blood count — blood ,count noun count the number of red or white cells in your blood, or a test to measure this, for example in order to find out the state of your IMMUNE SYSTEM …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • red blood cell — red blood ,cell noun count a BLOOD CELL that carries oxygen ─ compare WHITE BLOOD CELL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • red blood cell count — red cell count erythrocyte c …   Medical dictionary

  • blood count — noun 1. the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample • Hypernyms: ↑count 2. the act of estimating the number of red and white corpuscles in a blood sample • Hypernyms: ↑count, ↑counting, ↑numeration, ↑enumeration, ↑recko …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red blood cell — Human red blood cells (6 8μm) Red blood cells (abbreviated RBCs; also referred to as erythrocytes or simply, as red cells[1]) are the most common type of blood cell and the vertebrate organism s principal means of delivering oxygen (O2) to the… …   Wikipedia

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