List of abbreviations
Vocabulary
of micros-
copic
anatomy
specialist terms
explained in
English +
German

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Dr. med.
H. Jastrow


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Overview blood cells:
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Names
red blood cells
(erythrocytes)
w h i t e   b l o o d   c e l l s   ( l e u k o c y t e s )
platelets
(thrombocytes)
granulocytes
lymphocytes monocytes
neutrophil
eosinophil
basophil
with rod-like nuclei
with segmented nuclei
example
images
number per
1 litre of blood
m:  4.4 - 6.0 x 1012
w:  3.8 - 5.2 x 1012
0,52 x 109 (mean) 3,0 x 109 (mean) 0,15 x 109 (mean) 0,03 x 109 (mean) 2,5 x 109 (mean) 0,43 x 109 (mean) 250 x 109 (mean)
150 - 400 x 109
frequency in differential
white blood count
- 9,5 % (mean) 40,5 % (mean) 3,2 % (mean)
0 - 7 %
0,6 % (mean)
0 - 2 %
36,0 % (mean)
20 - 50 %
7,1 % (mean)
3 - 9 %
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diameter 7,5 µm (mean) 9-12 µm 9-12 µm (mean) 11 - 14 µm 8 - 11 µm 7 - 10 µm 12 - 20 µm 1 - 4 µm
average single
cell volume
82 - 96 µm³ (femtolitres) ca. 320 µm³ (femtolitres)  ca. 320 µm³ (femtolitres) ca. 400 µm³ (femtolitres) ca. 270 µm³ (femtolitres) 230 µm³ (femtolitres) 470 µm³ (femtolitres) 6 µm³ (femtolitres)
Besides the cells mentioned above further 22 - 139 reticulocytes (nuclei containing precursors of erythrocytes) are present per nl (0,9 - 2,3 % in differential white blood count) and considerably less plasma cells, further hardly any precursors of leucocytes in normal blood.
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