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What are the functions of blood?
transportation, regulation of PH, Blood clotting, defense, temperature control
Name 3 protein types of plasma?
Albumins, globulins, Fibrinogen, Prothrombin
What are the 5 classes of white blood cells
Neutrophil
Lymphocyte
Monocyte
Eosinophil
Basophil
What percentage of whole blood is Plasma and what percent is formed elements?
55% Plasma 45% formed elements
What are the function of albumins?
albumins are a major contributor to osmotic pressure: transport lipids and steroid hormones
what are the function of globulins?
immune function, transport ions, hormones and lipids
What is the function of fibrinogen?
essential component of clotting. can b econverted into insoluble fibrin
what is the average normal blood temperature?
100.4 F
what is the average blood pH?
7.4
what is a hematocrit?
the percentage of whole blood volume occupied by cellular elements. It is measured after the blood has peen spun in a centrifuge.
what is the shape of a RBC?
Bi-concave
What is the average life span of RBC's?
120 days
what is hypoxia?
the state of low tissue oxygen levels.
what is aggulination?
initially the binding of antigens and antibodies causes the foreign RBC's to clump together. a process called agglutination.