Medical Definition of Red corpuscles

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Red corpuscles: Red corpuscles are cells that carry oxygen in the blood. They are also called red blood cells or "RBCs."

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

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