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albumins
this protein make up majority of plasma proteins, bind relatively insoluble metabolites such as fatty acids and serve as transport proteins
globulins
include antibodies of Immune system, responsible for the transport of lipids and some heavy metal ions
fibrinogen
a soluble protein which polymerizes to form an insoluble protein, fibrin, during the clotting sequence
hematopoiesis
formation of blood cells in bone marrow
RBC
lifespan of 120days, transport of oxygen and co2
reticulocytes
immature red cells contain some cytoplasmic organelles
<1% of circulating red cells
reticulocytes
number of these cells increase with RBC depletion due to hemorrhage or hemolysis
granulocytes
myeloid cells (of bone marrow origin) cytoplasmic granules and multilobed nuclei
neutrophils
acute inflammation chemotaxis, phagocytosis, release of inflammatory mediators, complement activators, antimicrobial agents, digestive enzymes
abcess
collection of pus (neutrophils)
basophil
immune responses, release of heparin, histamine, other inflammatory mediators, precursor to mast cell
eosinophils
phagocytocis, chemotaxis, parasitic infections, allergic reactions, release of enzymes
lymphocyte
chronic inflammation, immune defense
lymphoma
malignant proliferation of lymphocytes
reticular cells
fibroblastlike cells that produce a stroma, or network, that supports other cell types in lymphoid organs