Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Schistocyte


Schistocytes are fragmented red blood cells. I learned a new word today.

3 comments:

Patricia said...

Interesting. But in what context did you learn said new word? Encyclopedia cruising, I hope, and not somewhere more worrisome.

Mary said...

Hey Jim, Happy birthday! And I'm with Patricia, you always were a dictionary/encyclopedia reading guy. Hope that's all the significance of schistocyte.

Love, Mary

Thomas said...

That's interesting. I never knew car crashes happened at the microscopic level. Blood cells are made of iron, the same material as the average Chevy Cavalier, so it just makes me think that at any given moment a person's body is experiencing not just thousands but hundreds of millions of collisions. Wow. No wonder we shiver.