Ten things you didn't know about blood

K S, Srikanth (2015) Ten things you didn't know about blood. i wonder.... p. 113. ISSN 2582-1636

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Abstract

An average woman has about 4.5 litres of blood in her body, while an average man has about 5.6 litres. Interestingly, people who live at high altitudes (in the mountains) can have up to 2 litres of extra blood compared to those who live at lower altitudes. This is because the air at high altitudes has less oxygen, so people living there need extra blood to deliver the required amount of oxygen to their lungs.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: K S, Srikanth
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blood, High Altitude
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1247
Publisher URL: https://azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/SitePages/reso...

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