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COMPOSITION OF BLOOD Blood is composed of a liquid called plasma and of cellular elements, including leukocytes, platelets, and erythrocytes. The normal adult has about 6 liters of this vital fluid, which composes from 7% to 8% of the total body weight. Plasma makes up about 55% of the blood volume, whereas about 45% of the volume is composed of erythrocytes and 1% of the volume is composed of leukocytes and platelets (thrombocytes). Variations in the quantity of these blood elements are often the first sign of disease occurring in body tissue.
There are more than 15% ringed sideroblasts and 65% blasts in the bone marrow. Refractory cytopenia with multilineage dysplasia (RCMD) category in the WHO classification system for patients with dysplastic features in at least 10% of the cells in two or more cell lines, less than 5% blasts in the bone marrow, and less than 1% blasts in the peripheral blood. Remission - diminution of the symptoms of a disease. Replication - process by which DNA is copied during cell division. Replication is carried out by the enzyme DNA polymerase, which recognizes single-stranded DNA and fills in the appropriate complementary nucleotides to produce double-stranded DNA.
GLOSSARY Transcription factors bind to regulatory regions in the genome and help control gene expression. Transferrin - plasma b 1-globulin responsible for binding iron and its transport in the bloodstream. 25 mg of iron. The capacity of transferrin to bind iron is functionally measured as the total iron-binding capacity (TIBC). Unfractionated heparin - heterogeneous mixture of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (range 5000–30,000 daltons) obtained from extraction of porcine intestinal mucosa or bovine lung.