Inside of Arteriole

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of normal circulating human blood. One can see red blood cells, several knobby white blood cells including lymphocytes, a monocyte, a neutrophil, and many small disc-shaped platelets.

The function of a red blood cell is to carry oxygen, nutrients and hormones to body tissues and to transfer carbon dioxide and wastes from the tissue. The diameter of a red blood cell is 6-8mµ and it is able to change shape to permit passage through small capillaries that connect arteries with veins.

White blood cells use the blood as a means of transport from their origination in the bone marrow to their major sites of activity. The majority of the functions of these cells occur when they enter body tissues where they help to defend the body against disease as part of the immune system.

Platelets or thrombocytes are the cell fragments circulating in the blood that are involved in the cellular mechanisms of primary haemostasis leading to the formation of blood clots. Dysfunction or low levels of platelets predisposes to bleeding, while high levels, although usually asymptomatic may increase the risk of thrombosis.

Humans produce only small amounts of uric acid with excess accumulation leading to a type of arthritis known as gout. This produces painful inflammation of the joints, especially in the big toe.

In your blood vessel

You'll find many different kinds of items besides blood cells such as cholesterol, triglycerides, bacteria, virus, and cancer cells. Observing items in your blood vessel by a special microscope, you can analyze the condition of your health. We call this “Live Blood Analysis System”. And this system is getting very popular in the Japanese Medical field.

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