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lecture 3 - Lecture Professor Julian Schroeder I Components...

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1 Lecture Professor Julian Schroeder I. Components of Blood II. Gas Exchange III. Lungs IV. O 2 Transport V. CO 2 Transport I. COMPONENTS OF BLOOD A. VOLUME: 8% of adult body weight Centrifuged blood reveals plasma (clear) & cells (red) B. PLASMA 1) 90% Water 2) 3% electrolytes: NaCl, KCl, Ca2+, Mg2+, etc; Same as interstitial fluid; important for nerve function 3) 7% Proteins: Immunoglobulins (antibodies), Fibrinogens (clotting factors), Albumin (pH balance, osmotic balance)
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