Nursing Care of Blood Disorders: Red Blood Cells
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Nursing Care of Blood Disorders: Red Blood Cells

This quiz covers the anatomy and physiology of red blood cells, including their life span, structure, and functions. Learn about hemoglobin, oxygen transport, and the difference between fetal and adult hemoglobin.

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What is the average lifespan of mature red blood cells?

120 days

What is the primary function of hemoglobin in red blood cells?

To transport oxygen from the lungs to the tissues

What is the term for an increased number of circulating neutrophils?

Neutrophilia

What is necessary for normal red blood cell production?

<p>Iron, folic acid, and vitamin B12</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of hemoglobin is present in large concentrations in the fetus?

<p>Hemoglobin F</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most common cause of hypothyroidism worldwide?

<p>Iodine deficiency</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the characteristic of the hair in hypothyroidism?

<p>Coarse and sparse</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the effect of hypothyroidism on the skin?

<p>Dry and itchy</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the effect of hypothyroidism on the menstrual cycle?

<p>Abnormal and irregular</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for decreased production of thyroid hormones?

<p>Hypothyroidism</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the cause of postpartum hypothyroidism?

<p>Postpartum thyroiditis</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the effect of hypothyroidism on the gastrointestinal tract?

<p>Decreased motility</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the effect of hypothyroidism on heart rate?

<p>Decreased</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the type of inheritance pattern seen in some cases of hypothyroidism?

<p>Autosomal recessive</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the sign of Hertoghe seen in hypothyroidism?

<p>Thinning of eyebrows</p> Signup and view all the answers

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