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Plasma
Pale yellow/gray- yellow protein containing fluid portion of blood where blood cells and plateltes are suspended
serum
plasma minus clotting factors
red blood cells
another name for
make up approximately 45% of blood volume, contain hemoglobin and the percentage of it is the hematocrit
hematocrit
seperates blood by centifugation into plasma and formed elements
red blood cells
erythrocytes
white blood cells
another name for
leukocytes
leukocytes
fight germs that infect the body
granulocytes
seen in differential and reveals disease or infections
4 components of white blood cells
granulocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils
agranulocytes
seen in differential and reveals disease or infection
two components of granulocytes
lymphocytes, monocytes
platelets
help the blood to clot
(homostatasis)
another name for platelets
thrombocytes