What is the most prevalent cell type in blood? Hypothesize why that is.
explain carbon monoxide poisoning?
The most abundant cells in the blood are erythrocytes or RBCs. They are about 4.5- 5 million per ml. They are most prevalent because they perform the most important function in the body which is transport of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. They also carry away carbon dioxide from cells to lungs to be exhaled. Without RBCs all the cells would die.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
It occurs from breathing too much carbon monoxide. The symptoms include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. The carbon monoxide combines with haemoglobin to form carboxyhaemoglobin (HbCO). Thus, preventing the blood from carrying oxygen. Nonsmokers with HbCO more than 3% and smokers with more than 10% HbCO are diagnosed with CO poisoning.
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