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Liquid matrix in blood that dissolves and suspends various cells and cell fragments
Plasma
Fluid that bathes body cells
Interstitial Fluid
Functions of Blood
Transportation, Regulation, and Protection
Components of whole blood
Blood plasma and formed elements (cells and cell fragments)
Proteins confinded to the blood, also play a role in maintaining proper blood osmotic pressure
Plasma proteins
Synthesize most of the plasma proteins
Hepatocytes
Types of plasma proteins
Albumins, Globulins, and Fibrinogen
Plasma proteins that develope into cells that produce gama globulins
Antibodies/Immunoglobulins
Principal components of Formed Elements
Red Blood Cells (RBC's), White Blood CElls (WBC's), and Platelets
Types of WBC's
Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, and Basophils
The percentage of total blood volume occupied by RBC's
Hematocrit
The process by which formed elements in the blood develope
Hemopoiesis
Highly vascularized connective tissue located in teh microscopic spaces between trabeculae of spongy bone tissue
Red Bone Marrow
Cells that have the capacity to develope into several different types of cells
Pluripotent Stem Cells
Stem cells derived from Pluripotent Stem cells
Myeloid Stem Cells and Lymphoid Stem Celsl