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Hemolysis

The breakdown of red blood cells. Some diseases, medicines, and toxins may cause red blood cells to break down more quickly than usual.

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(Source: NIH - National Cancer Institute)

Normal red blood cells and hemoglobin. Click to enlarge

Normal red blood cells and hemoglobin National Institutes of Health

Terms to know

Erythrocytes (Red Blood Cells)
A cell that carries oxygen to all parts of the body....
Hematocrit
A measure that tells what portion of a blood sample consists of red blood cells. Low hematocrit suggests ane...
Hemoglobin
A protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to tissues and organs in the body and car...

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