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Image 172
Respirocytes in Blood

Image 172      
Title:   Respirocytes in Blood  
Date:   2001  
Artist(s):   Phlesch Bubble Productions  
Image Size:   40,561 bytes   [CLICK to download]
Image Dimensions:   500 X 282 pixels    
Image Palette:   Color    
Image Description:   In this scene, respirocytes — artificial red cells — have just been injected into the bloodstream of a smoke inhalation victim who is suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning. Here, the respirocytes are passing through an arterial branch on their way to the capillary bed, where they will release their store of oxygen in the patient's tissues and help keep the victim alive. This image is taken from a 1:06 minute animation produced by Phlesch Bubble for Thomas Lucas Productions' PBS documentary program "Beyond Human", which originally aired nationwide in the U.S. on 15 May 2001.
Copyright Info:   © Copyright 2001 by Thomas Lucas Productions. For reprint permission, please contact Thomas Lucas Productions. The Respirocyte was conceived and designed by Robert A. Freitas Jr., whose permission is also required.
Print Source(s):   None.
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