VSC 400B/500B Review questions for the Cardiovascular System: Blood and Heart 1. What are the physical characteristics of the blood? 2. Name the components of blood. 3. What is the difference between plasma and serum? 4. What is plasma composed of? Formed elements? 5. Define hematocrit. 6. How are blood cells formed? Define hematopoiesis. How is this controlled? 7. What are the functions of RBC? WBC? Platelets? 8. What does hemoglobin do? Define oxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, carbaminohemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin. 9. What is nitrate poisoning in ruminant animals? How does it occur? Is there any way to treat it? 10. How does carbon monoxide kill you? 11. Define erythropoiesis. What is blood doping? Why is the use of rhEPO not recommended in animals? 12. What is the importance of the reticulocyte count? 13. What is icterus? What is it caused by? 14. Name the granulocytes and agranulocytes, where they are found, and what they do. 15. Define leukocytosis, leukopenia, diapedesis, pus, abscess.
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