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Unformatted text preview: o Antibodies incapacitate pathogens, making the subject to destruction, sometimes by white blood cells. o Blood clots are created to prevent blood loss when your injured o Blood clots are created from platelts and plasma proteins, fibrinogen. o If we didn’t have blood clots we could bleed to death forma small cut. • Blood has regulatory functions o Blood helps regulate body temperaure, by packing up heat, mostly from active muscles and transports it about the body. o Salts and plasma help to keep the liquid content high in the blood. o Blood regulates the body’s pH and keeps it relatively constant. 6.2 COMPOSITION OF BLOOD • Plasma is the liquid portion of blood o 92% of plasma is water, the remaining 8% is salt (ions) and organic molecules • The salts help maintain the pH of the blood. • Organic molecules in plasma are glucose, amino acids,urea, hormones, and plasma proteins...
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course PLS 101 taught by Professor Ondetti during the Spring '08 term at Missouri State University-Springfield.
- Spring '08