The Haemopoietic System

  • George M. Maxwell


The blood is a transport system for energy sources, enzymes, immunoglobulins, drugs and endogenous waste-products which must be eliminated. Suspended in it are the red cells which transport O2 and CO2′ the various defensive leucocytes, and the platelets and proteins essential in the process of haemostasis. The whole system of solutes and cells has an important buffering faculty. The cell sub-groups will be considered seriatim.


Megaloblastic Anaemia Sensitivity Reaction Ferrous Ammonium Citrate Platelet Plug Factor Xiii Deficiency 
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© George M. Maxwell 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • George M. Maxwell
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  1. 1.University of AdelaideAustralia

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