Denise Mason A & P II Blood PowerPoint Assignment 1. Thrombocytes (platelets) Red Blood Cells (RBC) White Blood Cells (WBC) 2. Plasma is one of three major body fluids, The other two are interstitial and intracellular. Serum is another name for the fluid on blood cells but it applies specifically to the product that comes from a clotted specimen. 3. Functions of Blood a. Carries oxygen to the body and carbon dioxide to the lungs b. Carries nutrients from the digestive tract to the tissues c. Regulates body temperature by carrying heat to the surface d. Helps inflammation to limit spread of infection e. White blood cells destroy microorganisms and cancer cells f. Antibodies and other blood proteins neutralize toxins and help destroy pathogens g. Platelets secrete factors to initiate blood clotting and other processes for reducing blood loss h. Blood proteins stabilize pH by buffering acids and bases 4. 350 lb female 5. Male with hematocrit of 40% and Female with hematocrit of 55% 6. 120 days in circulation 7. Hemopoiesis
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