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Unformatted text preview: ASHLEY ARPIN Human Anatomy and Physiology - BIO 213 Dr. Harney - Study Guide II - Blood 1) What percentage of whole blood is water? Whys is water content important in blood? 92% of plasma..plasma makes up 46-63% of whole blood. to transport organic and inorganic molecules, formed elements, and heat. 2) What percentage of blood is red blood cells? What is their primary function and what physical properties make that possible? 99.9% of blood's formed elements high surface-to-volume ratio quickly absorbs and releases oxygen. discs form stacks which smooth flow through narrow blood vessels. discs bend and flex to enter small capillaries - - - - high surface to volume ratio, discs form stacks, discs bend and flex. 3) What is hemoglobin? What does it carry in the blood? protein molecule with complex quaternary structure which transports respiratory gases in the blood. transports oxygen from lungs to peripheral tissues and carbon dioxide from tissues to blood....
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