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Carbon monoxide a waste product found in cigarette smoke is more readily absorbed by the red blood cells than oxygen. This reduces the ability of the red blood cells in transporting oxygen around the body.
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How red blood cells carry oxygen?

Not the full answer... however, to keep a long story short... Haemoglobin in the blood reacts with the oxygen you breathe in andcarries it from the lungs and the heart which pumps it to the restof the body... Somewhere(not sure where), mini-electrolysis iscarried within(yes, within) the body and the (MORE)

What blood cells carry food and oxygen?

A red blood cell in the blood of vertebrates that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from the tissues. In mammals, the red blood cell is disk-shaped and biconcave, contains hemoglobin, and lacks a nucleus. Also called erythrocyte , red cell ; Also called red corpuscle .

What do red blood cells carry?

Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body in the hemoglobin. Itis important for this to happen otherwise if the blood stoppedmoving it would mean the heart would stop, too. The heart pumps theblood around.

Do red blood cells carry oxygen to your lungs?

No - not really anyhow. Oxygen is brought to the lungs by breathing in air. The lungs function as an exchange system which loads up the red blood cells with oxygen. So lungs give oxygen to red blood cells which then deliver the oxygen to all the parts of the body.

How many atoms of oxygen can each red blood cell carry?

The number of hemoglobin molecules in a red blood cell is approximated to be somewhere between 250 million to 270 million. each hemoglobin molecule contains 4 heme groups which can each bind to one molecule of O2 (250 x 10 ^6)(4) = 1 x 10 ^9 = 1,000,000,000 (270 x 10 ^6)(4) = 1.08 x 10 ^9 = (MORE)

How are blood cells adapted to carry oxygen?

Shape: Circular shape = larger surface area which means more oxygen can get into the cell. Structure: no nucleus = larger volume = more oxygen No mitrochondia (the stuff in your cell that makes energy -oxygen + glucose) so it relies on anaerobic respiration (respiration without oxygen) as t (MORE)

What is the Protien that carries oxygen in red blood cells?

Hemoglobin. It carries oxygen from the respiratory organs to the rest of the body where it releases the oxygen to provide energy to power functions of the body, and then collects the carbon dioxide to take back to the respiratory organs to be dispensed from the body.

What cells carry oxygen in the blood?

Red blood cells carry oxygen by binding oxygen molecules tohemoglobin (an iron-based molecule). White blood cells fight infections and other germs, and plateletsclot cuts. You need to intake a certain amount of iron to form thehemoglobin that holds oxygen on your red blood cells. If you don't,you (MORE)

Red blood cells carry oxygen to the rest of the body?

Yes, in every red blood cell is a quaternary protein called hemoglobin which has a heme group in each subsection that binds oxygen with an atom of iron and carries oxygen to all points of the body it is needed in.

The oxygen-carrying component in red blood cells is?

Hemoglobin is the oxygen-carrying component in red blood cells.Hemoglobin is a protein that has an iron molecule. Aside from redblood cells, there are white blood cells, which also are importantcomponents of the blood.

What is in blood that carries red blood cells?

The blood is not as such being carried, but is forced to move by arteries with high pressure. This is generated by the arteries thick walls trying to keep the high pressure going. The 'floating/carried' effect would be given by plasma in the blood stream. This makes up 90% of the blood and will give (MORE)

Where Do Red Blood Cells Get There Oxygen?

If by that you mean where they get their own oxygen, then from nowhere because red blood cells do not need oxygen, they perform all reactions anaerobically. If you mean where they get it to give off for the rest of your body, then its from the lungs.

Why are red blood cells built to carry oxygen?

Something has to do this job, so if it wasn't red blood cells then it'd need to be something else. Unless, of course, mammals had evolved in some other way which did not have a circulatory system.

What are oxygen-carrying blood cells?

Red blood cells carry oxygen to the rest of the body. Red bloodcells are also called erythrocytes, or abbreviated RBC. Each redblood cell (RBC) contains a protein called hemoglobin. Eachhemoglobin molecule can bind up to four oxygen molecules to it. These are the red blood cells, also known as eryth (MORE)

What smoking does to your red blood cells?

Smoking increases the amount of Carbon Monoxide in your body and you have a small amount of Oxygen in your body, so not enough of Oxygen goes to your brain and organs and you have less energy.

Do red blood cells use hemoglobin to carry oxygen?

Yes, each hemoglobin molecule can bind four molecules of oxygen which are picked up in the alveoli of the lungs. They then diffuse across the pressure gradient in the capillary beds to the tissues of the body.

If a patient has low Red Blood Cells count the oxygen carrying capacity decreases why?

because one of red blood cell function is to carry oxygen this is because it is made up of a thin membrane that allows oxygen and carbon dioxide to diffuse in and out of the cell. RBC's are also called erythrocytes and are made up of a substance called hemoglobin, this makes up 95% of the RBC. The o (MORE)

What part of the blood cell carries oxygen?

Hemoglobin is the part of the red blood cell that carries oxygen. Hemoglobin is a protein that has iron on it, and this iron is what the oxygen binds to. This is why iron deficiency can result in anemia.

Does the red vein carry oxygenated blood?

For the most part arteries carry oxygenated blood and veins carry unoxygenated blood. (The one exception is the pulmonary artery and vein.) Oxygenated blood is a bright red color while deoxygenated blood is a dark red.

Do red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the cells of the body?

Yes. Red blood cells contain the iron-based protein hemoglobin,which carries oxygen from the lungs to the other cells in the body.The cells also pick up carbon dioxide to take back to the lungs. Some other molecules, such as carbon monoxide , can also bindto hemoglobin and prevent it from carrying (MORE)

What makes your blood red when it is carrying oxygen?

What carries oxygen in your blood is hemoglobin. Hemoglobin har a core made out of an Iron-attom. When hemoglobin is oxygenated (carrying oxygen), the oxygen and iron reacts and it turns red. If it's not carrying oxygen (deoxygenated) this core will look blue. Except from the pulmonary veins, the (MORE)

Why do the red blood cells carry less oxygen in a smoker?

Red blood cells contain a protein known as haemoglobin (Hb) which is responsible for carrying about 98% of the body's oxygen (the rest is dissolved in the blood). However oxygen is not the only thing that binds to Hb. Both carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and carbon monoxide (CO) can also bind to it as well ( (MORE)