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What does the hematopoietic system consist of?
All of the blood cells and their precursors, the bone marrow where blood cells have their origin, and the lymphoid tissues where some blood cells circulate as they develop and mature.
Where does the generation of blood cells take place?
The hematopoietic system.
What is plasma?
The part of the blood that carries th cells that transport gases, aid in body defenses, and prevent blood loss.
It transports nutrients that are absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract to body cells.
What are plasma proteins?
The mostabundant solutes in plasma.
Most are formed in liver.
Albumin is most abundant.
What are the different blood cells?
RBC or erythrocytes
WBC or leukocytes
What are erythrocytes?
RBC, contain the oxygen carrying protein, hemoglobin.
From bone marrow stem cell.
Reticulocyte is a young RBC.
What are leukocytes?
WBC, function in flammatory and immune processes.
Originate in the bone marrow.
What is the normal range for platelet count?
150-400 x 10^3 cells.
What are thrombocytes?
Circulating cell fragments of the large megakaryocytes that are derived from the myeoloid stem cell.
They function to form a platelet plug to control bleeding after an injury.
Have no nucleus