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Components of the blood
- Red Blood Cells
- White Blood Cells
- Platelets
- Plasma
Red blood cells (erythrocytes)
-They transport oxygen from the lungs to all of the living tissues of the body and carry away carbon dioxide.
-red cells are produced continuously in our bone marrow
-Hemoglobin is the gas transporting protein molecule that makes up 95% of a red cell
White blood cells (leukocytes)
-They occur elsewhere in the body as well, most notably in the spleen, liver, and lymph glands.
- Most are produced in our bone marrow Others are produced in the thymus gland, which is at the base of the neck
- are the first responders for our immune system
Platelets (thrombocytes)
- cell fragments without nuclei that clot blood at the site of wound
- are produced in the bone marrow
Plasma
- Clear liquid protein which carries the rbc, wbc, & platelets
- about 95% of it consist of water
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Describe the flow of circulatory system
-Right atrium
-valve between atrium and ventricle
-Right ventricle
-valve between ventricle and large artery
-Pulmonary artery
- lungs
- pulmonary vein
- left atrium
-valve between atrium and ventricle
-left ventricle
-valve between ventricle and large artery
- aorta
- body