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Components of Plasma
Water
Ions
Nutrients, wastes, gases, hormones
Proteints
Hematocrit
% of red blood cells in the blood
=volume of cells/volume of blood *100
Antigen
Substance the body recognizes as foreign that can induce antibody formation
Antibody
Plama proteins which bind to antigens and cause antigen to be destroyed
Agglutination
Clumping of antibodies and antigens--> can be fatal
Universal Donor
O-
No antigens on RBC
Universal Recipient
AB+
No antibodies to recognize A,B,AB,D
Anemia
Reduction in oxygen carrying capacity of blood
Define anemia based on cause or how cells look
Nutritional Anemia
Iron deficiency
Blood loss
Folic Acid Deficiency (Alcoholics are @ increased risk due to lack of folic acid in diet) --> lack of F acid prohibits proper DNA synthesis and they can't form proper RBCs. Will develop Megaloblastic Anemia
Megaloblastic Anemia
Forcing bone marrow to pump out RBCs before they're ready. RBCs are then fragile and breakdown easily.