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What are the cellular & non-cellular components of blood?
Blood is made up of Plasma(liquid matrix) that is 55% of its volume and Formed Elements such as Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells & Platelets.
Why is blood considered a special type of Connective Tissue?
I believe because it is fluid like.
What are the 8 Functions of Blood in the Cardiovascular System?
1. Distributes Nutrients, Oxyen & hormones to all the cells in the body.
2.Carries Metabolic wastes to the kidneys for excretion.
3. Trasports specialized cells that
defend peripheral tissues from infection.
4. Prevents fluid loss through damaged vessels or at injury sites by clotting.
5.Stabalized body temperature and redistributes heat to other places.
What is plamsa made up of?
92% Water
Electrolytes- extra cellular ions needed for vital cellular activities.
Nutrients used for energy, growth & maintenance of cells.
Proteins- Albumins, Globulins, Fibrinogen.
What is Water's function in Plasma?
Water dissolves and transports organic and inorganic molecules, distributes blood cells and transfers heat.
What is Electrolytes function in the plasma of blood?
Normal extracellular fluid ion composition essential for vital cellular activities.
What is a nutrients function in plasma?
used for energy production, growth & maintentance of cells.
What is the function of organic waste in Plasma?
to be carried off to sites of breakdown or excretion.
What is the function of Albumins in the Plasma?
Protein in plasma, 60% of all proteins, smallest & most abundant protein that contributes to osmotic pressure of the plasma. It also transports fatty acids, steroids and other hormones.
What is the function of Globulins in the Plasma?
Makes up 35% of proteins in plasma, there are 2 types:
Immunoglobin- antibodies that attack foreign proteins and pathogens.
Transport Globulins- bind small ions, hormones and lipid compounds that are either insoluble or might be filtered out of the kidneys.
What is Fibrinogen's function in the Plasma?
Fibrinogen makes up 4% of plasma protein, participates in clotting the blood by forming large insoluble strands of Fibrin that equate to the blood clotting. Serum is then left after clotting proteins are removed.
What is the appearance and function of an Erythrocyte?
Function: Transports Oxygen & Carbon Dioxide in an exchange from Lungs to Tissue and vice versa.

Formed element of blood, Red Blood Cell, account for 1/2 the total content of blood volume, 120 day life span.

Biconcave disc that is thinner on the inside and wider on the outside, looks like a donut without a hole.
7.7mm in diameter, shape brings strength, stability & flexibility, large surface area that permits rapid diffusion from cytoplasm to Plasma, Forms stacks like dinner plates called Rouleaux.
5.2 Million per ML
What is the appearance and Function of a Platelet?