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Red blood cells and heart

Red blood cells and heart. Computer artwork of a heart on the silhouette of a person and red blood cells (erythrocytes). The heart is a hollow muscle that pumps blood around the body. Red blood cells are biconcave, giving them a large surface area for gas exchange, and highly elastic, enabling them to pass through narrow capillary vessels. The cells interior is packed with haemoglobin, a red iron-containing pigment that has an oxygen carrying capacity. The main function of red blood cells is to distribute oxygen to body tissues and to carry waste carbon dioxide back to the lungs

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Cardiac Cardio Vascular Cardiology Circulatory Electrocardiogram Electrocardiograph Erythrocyte Erythrocytes Haematology Heart Beat Measurement Rbcs Red Blood Cell Rhythm Circulation


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This print showcases the intricate connection between red blood cells and the human heart. Created through computer artwork, it depicts a silhouette of a person with a beautifully detailed heart at its core, surrounded by numerous red blood cells (erythrocytes). The heart, a vital hollow muscle in our bodies, tirelessly pumps oxygenated blood throughout our system. The biconcave shape of the red blood cells is evident in this image, providing them with an expansive surface area for efficient gas exchange. Their remarkable elasticity allows them to navigate through narrow capillaries effortlessly. Packed within each cell is haemoglobin - an iron-containing pigment responsible for carrying oxygen and giving these cells their distinct crimson hue. Red blood cells play a crucial role in distributing life-sustaining oxygen to all body tissues while simultaneously removing waste carbon dioxide from our lungs. This harmonious dance between the heart and erythrocytes ensures that every part of our being receives the nourishment it needs to thrive. With its blend of artistry and scientific accuracy, this illustration captures both the beauty and complexity of human biology. It serves as a reminder of how intricately interconnected we are on a cellular level – where rhythm meets circulation, anatomy meets function, and health meets humanity.

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