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force that draws water into a solution
osmotic pressure
plasma minus fibrinogen
serum
WBC that has histamine in their granules that attract other WBC to the inflamed site
basophils
the enzyme that could digest the fibrin strands
plasmin
what is produced by platelets that stimulates the contraction of blood vessels of injured tissue
serotonin
proteins in the plasma that exerts osmotic pressure to maintain water balance between blood and tissues
albumin
t/f; the pH of blood is slightly alkaline
true
our "body's bacterial slayer"
neutrophils
cells responsible for immune surveillance sometimes known as large granculocytes important in preventing cancer
natural killer cells
the "red blood cell graveyard"
spleen
enzymes that convert fibrinogen into a relatively insoluble protein called fibrin
plasmin
AB blood type lacks what
antibodies
blood cell formation and differentiation
hemopoiesis
a person's blood type is determined by what?
presence or absence of antigens in the RBC cell membrane
list the steps involved in the process of hemostasis
vascular spasm, platelet adhesion, platelet aggregation, coagulation
cells that secrete substances that attract and stimulate neutrophils, monocytes, and other phagocytic cells. Also secrete substances that lure fibroblasts into the region.
active MACROphages
2 functions of the blood
restricting fluid loss and transport of nutrients
the formed elements of the blood
RBCs, WBCs, platelets
a person with a low blood volume is said to be
hypovolemic
plasma proteins necessary for blood clotting
fibrinogen
RBCs form stacks called
rooleaux
RBCs lack
mitochondria
T/F: red cells are uninucleated
false
a condition in which there is an inadequate number of WBCs
leukopenia