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erythrocytes
red blood cell, contain hemoglobin, an iron containing pigment that binds to oxygen in order to transport it to the cells of the body
platelets
cells responsible for the coaulation of blood, these are also called thrombocytes and contain no hemoglobin
leukocytes
white blood cells, group of several different types of cells that provide protection against the invasion of bacteria and other foreign material, able to leave the bloodstream and search out the foreign invaders, where they perform phagocytosis
plasma
liquid portion of the blood containing 90% water
hematopoiesis
the process of forming blood
albumin
a protein that is normally fround circulating in the bloodstream
amino acids
an organic substance found in plasma, used for building protein
calcium
inorganic substance found in plasma, important for bones, muscles, and nerves
creatinine
a waste product of muscle metabolism
fats
lipid molecules transported throughout the body dissolved in the blood
fibrinogen
blood protein that is essential for clotting to take place
gamma globulin
protein component of blood containing antibodies that help to resist infection
globulins
one type of protein found dissolved in the plasma
glucose
the form of sugar used by the cells of the body to make energy, transported to the cells in the blood