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Chapter 18 Blood• Blood Basics- about 5 liters, about 8% of body weight- pH ranges 7.35 - 7.45- Is a connective tissue 1. formed elementserythrocytes (RBCs)leukocytes (WBCs)platelets2. matrix is plasma- Functions1. transport of O2, CO2, nutrients, wastes, heat, hormones2. protection, from WBCs and other defenses• Plasma- 55% of whole blood- 90% water- Contains proteins, ions, buffers, respiratory gases, nutrients, wastes, hormones
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