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Blood Learning Objectives Due Thursday, April 15 th 1. What are the functions of blood? 2. Why is blood considered a connective tissue? 3. What are the 3 primary classes of plasma proteins and what are their roles? 4. Define hematocrit. 5. How does the structure of red blood cells contribute to their function? 6. Briefly explain the structure and function of hemoglobin. 7. Describe hematopoiesis. 8. Describe erythropoiesis. 9. What is the relationship between testosterone and red cell production? 10. What is the lifespan of a typical red blood cell? 11. Know the life cycle of red blood cells as depicted on page 641. 12. Define the following terms: anemia, athlete’s anemia, sickle cell anemia, pernicious anemia, and polycythemia. 13. What are the two classes of WBCs, and how are they grouped? 14. Know the types and relative percentages of leukocytes in normal blood. 15. Define diapedesis and positive chemotaxis.
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Unformatted text preview: 16. Briefly describe the main function of the neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, monocytes and lymphocytes. 17. Define the following terms: leukemia, leukopenia, leukocytosis. 18. Know the process of production of all formed elements from a hemocytoblast. 19. What are the main functions of platelets? 20. What is hemostasis? 21. Briefly describe the three phases of hemostasis (VERY brief). 22. Describe the sequence of events leading to platelet activation and aggregation, and the formation of a platelet plug. What helps keep this process localized? 23. Describe the roles of the liver and vitamin K in clotting.? 24. What is the function of plamsin and heparin in blood? 25. Define hemophilia. 26. What are antigens? 27. Define agglutination. 28. Know the ABO blood typing table, including the definition of agglutinogen and agglutinins (page 655). 1...
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