Blood Disorder and Components HCA 240

Blood Disorder and Components HCA 240 - Blood Disorder and...

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Blood Disorder and Components Lynne Phinney HCA 240 11/07/2010
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In each body, human or animal there is a blood flow that circulates throughout the body that helps them to maintain life. It is a fluid that sustains the internal organs to continue to give nutrients for the body to continue to live. Blood is one of the essential parts of the body functions. We need blood to supply nutrient to other organs and vessels within the body. Throughout this paper, we will be discussing the parts of the following blood productions Plasma Red Blood cells and Platelets. Also describing the symptoms, diagnosis and proper treatment of the following blood disorders Iron deficiency anemia Vitamin B12 deficiency Sickle cell anemia Thrombocytopenia. What is the function of the blood and it components? The function of the blood is that blood is carries nourishment, vitamins, Oxygen, antibodies and hormones. It also carries certain waste matter and carbon dioxide away from the body tissues. According to the Children Hospital of Wisconsin, Human blood consists of 22 percent of solid and 78 percent water. (chw.org). One of the blood components is Plasma Red Blood cells. Plasma is the clear liquid part of the blood. 90 percent of plasma is water. The other 10 percent contains other types of molecules, which
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includes cellular wastes, glucose, vitamins, salts, nutrients and proteins. The three key types of proteins are present in plasma. There is albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins. Each of these proteins has a particular function to carry out. The albuminkeeps water from exiting the blood and entering the surrounding cells by osmosis (cdli.ca). By doing this it is helping to keep the absorption of the water within the blood the same as the absorption in the body tissues (cdli.ca). The fibrinogen helps in the clotting of the blood. Other globulins transmit proteins and
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2010 for the course HCA 240 taught by Professor Agnessamaniego during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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