Definition: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
vertebrates only; for invertebrates index under HEMOCYTES; /cytol: consider also ERYTHROCYTE INDICES; do not equate /pathol with ERYTHROCYTES, ABNORMAL; erythrocyte antibodies: index BLOOD GROUP ANTIGENS /immunol + ISOANTIBODIES & do not index under ERYT
ExamplesErythrocyte Membrane; Erythrocytes, Abnormal; Reticulocytes
Other names Red Blood Cells; Blood Corpuscles, Red; Blood Cells, Red; Red Blood Corpuscle; Red Blood Cell; Corpuscles, Red Blood; Corpuscle, Red Blood; Blood Corpuscle, Red; Red Blood Corpuscles; Blood Cell, Red; Erythrocyte