A Red Blood Cell by Chetan Chopra SignUp
A Red Blood Cell
Dr. Chetan Chopra Bookmark and Share

A red blood cell will travel 27 feet (8.2 meters) in one minute. After a red blood cell leaves the left side of the heart, it will travel through arteries, capillaries, and veins and then back to the rightide of the heart. The cell travels the fastest in the arteries because of the greater pressure. It slows down to almost a standstill as it passes through the microscope capillaries, then sppeds up once it gets into the large veins.

The red blood cell can take many paths since there are 60,000 miles (96,540 kilometers) of blood vessels in the body. That is a distance equal to twice around the world at the equator.

Share This:
More by : Dr. Chetan Chopra
Views: 1809      Comments: 1

Comments on this Blog

Comment Wow !

Dinesh Kumar Bohre
12/25/2013 13:42 PM

Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.

1999-2021 All Rights Reserved
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder