PhysioEx Exercise 11

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Oxygen is attached to _______.

an iron atom located on the heme portion of hemoglobin

The oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood is evaluated using _______.

hematocrit measurements and hemoglobin measurements

Release of which of the following hormones results in higher levels of erythrocytes?

testosterone and erythropoietin

Which type of anemia is a genetic disorder resulting in abnormally shaped erythrocytes?

sickle cell anemia

Which of the following had the fastest sedimentation rate?

the individual suffering a myocardial infarction

Which sample did NOT settle at all in one hour?

the individual with sickle cell anemia

In comparing the sedimentation rate for the individual with angina pectoris with that of the healthy individual, which of the following statements is true?

The sedimentation rates were the same for both individuals.

Which of the following explains the result for the individual with sickle cell anemia?

The shape of the red blood cells prevented them from settling.

Which of the following would indicate a worsening of the disease?

increased ESR with rheumatoid arthritis

Rouleaux formation is characterized by _______.

an increase in ESR

ESR is useful in distinguishing between _______.

angina and a myocardial infarction as well as acute appendicitis and ruptured ectopic pregnancy

Erythrocyte sedimentation relies upon _______.


Recall that the normal range for the hematocrit for a female is 37 – 47%, and the normal range for the hemoglobin level for a female is 12 – 16 g/100 ml. Describe hemoglobin and hematocrit values for the female with iron-deficiency anemia.

The hemoglobin was below normal, and the hematocrit was normal

Which of the following blood samples did NOT have a normal ratio of PCV to Hb?

the female with iron-deficiency anemia

Which of the following individuals had the highest hemoglobin level?

the female Olympic athlete

Which of the following describes the blood sample for the female Olympic athlete?

Her hemoglobin level and her hematocrit were above normal.

Each hemoglobin molecule can carry ______________ oxygen molecule(s).


Which of the following does NOT result in an increase in hemoglobin levels?


Oxyhemoglobin _______.

has oxygen attached to the iron atom

Which blood sample contained the universal recipient?

sample 5

Which of the following terms can be used interchangeably?

antigen and agglutinogen

Blood type A- would give which of the following results?

agglutination with anti-A antibodies

Which of the blood samples tested could donate to a person with type A+ blood?

samples 1 and 4

A person with type O blood has _______.

neither A nor B agglutinogens

With respect to ABO and Rh blood groups, there are __________ different blood types.


A person with type AB blood has _______.

A and B antigens and neither anti-A nor anti-B antibodies.

A person with A+ blood has _______.

anti-B antibodies Rh antigen on the surface of the red blood cells the A antigen on the surface of the red blood cells all of the above

Which of the following were disposed of in the biohazardous waste disposal?

the alcohol wipe, the lancet, and the cholesterol strip

Which patient sample(s) tested in the elevated range?

sample 2

Which patient sample(s) tested in the desirable range?

samples 1 and 3

Which patient sample(s) tested in the borderline elevated range?

sample 4

LDLs contain _______.

cholesterol and protein

In this activity, we will measure _______.

total blood cholesterol

Hypocholesterolemia is linked to _______.

low levels of serotonin

The cholesterol determination is _______.

enzymatic and colorimetric

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