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Biconcave

Biconcave

concave on both sides; as, biconcave vertebrae.


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Animal Cells in Isotonic Solutions?

... flow of ions into and out of the cell. When you look at human red blood cells in isotonic solutions on a microscope slide, the cells appear to be biconcave discs. These cells swell and burst when placed in distilled water; they shrivel in salty water. Obviously hypotonic and hypertonic solutions ...

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by theman
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Animal Cells in Isotonic Solutions?
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Red blood cells

Yes, I think they're biconcave in many mammals....but spherical at an arial view so to speak (microscope view)....sorry about that... have you seen the electron microscope pictures of RBC's?? I LOVE it! http://www.ttlabs.com/liver002.jpg ...

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by cardiorrhexis
Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Red blood cells
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Views: 11487

Red blood cells

... was never one of my strong spots :lol: A little correction(and i am sure about this): In humans they are not spherical, they have the shape of a biconcave disc. This gives them more surface area with less volume

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by MrMistery
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Red blood cells
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Views: 11487

rbc survival ?

:shock: :shock: :shock: 8) 8) 8) really i had no idea thanks a lot btw, how does the biconcave shape help in transpot of O2 :?: The biconcave shape helps with more efficient transport of O2 because this way O2 has to diffuse a shorter distance to "reach" the Hb in ...

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by zenith_beth
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:40 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: rbc survival ?
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Views: 7707

rbc survival ?

biconcave shape makes it easy to travel through cappilaries.

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by Poison
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: rbc survival ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7707
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