red blood cell mass

red blood cell mass

the total mass of erythrocytes in circulation, reduced in anemia and increased in polycythemia. Measurement is by radioisotopic tagging and reinfusion of an aliquot of blood, followed by determination of the dilution of tagged cells in a specimen obtained after an interval of 1-3 hours.
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It also increases the body's red blood cell mass and total blood volume, which improves the blood's capacity for carrying oxygen.
The increase in plasma volume is proportionally greater than the increase in red blood cell mass and so red blood cell concentration levels appear low without representing true anemia.
3 Red blood cell mass will not increase without supplements of elemental iron.
The goal of altitude training is to build greater red blood cell mass and more hemoglobin to grab the limited diffused [0.
The CVAC process uses dynamic changes in air pressure that simulate changes in altitude--triggering the high-altitude adaptation response, which is understood to evoke increases in red blood cell mass and capillary density.
The CVAC process uses dynamic changes in air pressure that simulate changes in altitude -- triggering the high-altitude adaptation response, which is understood to evoke increases in red blood cell mass and capillary density.
April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with standards set forth by many international sports associations, the International Cycling Union (UCI) recently tested participants of the Union Cycliste Internationale Elite Track World Championships cycling event for blood doping and erythropoietin abuse - methods for artificially increasing red blood cell mass.

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