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Related to given up the ghost: for good measure, pale in comparison, without a hitch
A hemoglobin-depleted erythrocyte that has also lost most, if not all, of its internal proteins.
ghost(gōst) a faint or shadowy figure lacking the customary substance of reality.
red cell ghost an erythrocyte membrane that remains intact after hemolysis.
Physiology A red blood cell having no hemoglobin.
Haematology Ghost cell The pale membrane of an haemoglobin-depleted red cell, which is virtually identical to all other cell membranes, and is thus used to study cell membrane structure and function
Medical journalism A person involved in research or in writing a paper who doesn’t receive proper credit or acknowledgement in any form