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1. Which of the following statements about mature, circulating erythrocytes is true?
 
 
 
 

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2. A molecule of hemoglobin ________.
 
 
 
 

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3. The production of healthy erythrocytes depends upon the availability of ________.
 
 
 
 

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4. Aging and damaged erythrocytes are removed from the circulation by ________.
 
 
 
 

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5. A patient has been suffering for 2 months with a chronic, watery diarrhea. A blood test is likely to reveal ________.
 
 
 
 

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6. Critical Thinking: A young woman has been experiencing unusually heavy menstrual bleeding for several years. She follows a strict vegan diet (no animal foods). She is at risk for what disorder, and why?

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7. Critical Thinking: A patient has thalassemia, a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal synthesis of globin proteins and excessive destruction of erythrocytes. This patient is jaundiced and is found to have an excessive level of bilirubin in his blood. Explain the connection.

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