But why do not the red cells carry air instead of just oxygen?
The field will be simply crowded with tiny, rounded lozenges—the red cells of the blood, which give it its well-known color.
The hemoglobin is greatly diminished, far out of proportion to the decrease in the number of the red cells.
The number of blood platelets is increased, running parallel, as is usually the case, with the number of red cells (Table 4).
In some cases we have found a decreased fragility of the red cells, which also has been described in chlorosis.
Complete hæmolysis is indicated by a clear red solution, with no deposit of red cells at the bottom of the test-tube.
The major part of the activity of the red cells can be accounted for by the mechanism of the heart and blood-vessels.
Leukocytes are easily distinguished from red cells, especially when Toisson's diluting fluid is used.
In moderate cases variations in size and shape of the red cells and polychromatophilia occur.
Stained smears show only slight variations in size, shape, and staining properties of the red cells.