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plasma
90% water, liquid part of blood. Includes nutrients, salts, gases, hormones,and protiens
albumin
contributes to the osmotic pressure of blood,helps keep water in the bloodstream.
acidosis
condition of the blood where there is too much acid
alkalosis
condition of the blood where it is too basic
erythrocytes
red blood cells that carry oxygen in blood to all cells of the body.
anucleate
lacking a nucleaus.
hemoglobin
an iron bearing protein that transports the bulk of oxygen that is carried in the blood.
leukocytes
white blood cells that help the body defend itself against diseases.
diapedesis
the ability of the white blood cells to slip into and out of the blood vessels.
positive chemotaxis
the ability of the white blood cells to locate areas of infection and respond by using certain chemicals that diffuse from the damaged cells.
ameboid motion
white blood cells moving through the tissue spaces forming flowing cytoplasmic extensions that help move them along.
leukocytosis
a total white blood cell count above 11,000cells/mm3.
means there is a viral or bacterial infection present in the body.
leukopenia
is an abnormally low white blood cell count.
granulocytes
are granule-containing white blood cells. Has a nuclei includes neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils.
Blood
"the river of life" transports everything that must be carried from one place to another within the body-nutrients and wastes.