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

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Function of Plasma .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 2. GLOBULINS .about 36% of the plasma proteins 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 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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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2008 for the course BI SC 004 taught by Professor Mitchellameliav during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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