notes 9 - Function of Plasma.Transporting nutrients gases...

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Function of Plasma .Transporting nutrients, gases, & vitamins .Regulating fluid & electrolytes balances .Maintaining a favorable pH Plasma Protein Three Major Groups 1. ALBUMINS .Help maintains the osmotic pressure of the blood .About 60% of plasma proteins .synthesized in the liver .regulating the water balance b/w the blood & tissues 2. GLOBULINS .transport lipids & fat-soluble vitamins, & includes the antibodies of immunity .about 36% of the plasma proteins .includes alpha, beta, & gamma .Alpha & beta are synthesized in liver .Gamma are produced in lymphatic tissues & antibodies of immunity 3. FIBROINOGEN .functions in blood clotting .about 4% of the plasma proteins .synthesized in the liver .largest molecules PLASMA ELECTROLYTES . Most abundant SODIUM & CHLORIDE* - If uneven amount = water retention .Important in maintaining the osmotic pressure & the pH of the plasma HEMOSTASIS (Stoppage of Bleeding) 1. Blood vessel spasm 2. Platelet Plug Formation (when there is a cut) 3. Blood Coagulation – most effective means to stop bleeding (need calcium*)
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  • Spring '08
  • MITCHELLAMELIAV
  • blood clotting, plasma proteins, favorable pH Plasma

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