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Friday Assignment_ch19 - Kristin Mangrum Friday Assignment...

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Kristin Mangrum Friday Assignment Questions 1-10 Chapter 19 1.) Blood helps maintain homeostasis in several ways: transport of gases, nutrients and waste products; transport of processed molecules; transport of regulatory molecules; regulation of pH and osmosis; maintenance of body temperature; protection against foreign substances; and clot formation. 2.) Some substances that are transported by the blood are: vitamin D, and lactic acid which turns into glucose. The blood carries hormones, carbon dioxide, oxygen, many enzymes that regulate body processes from one part of the body to another. 3.) The normal pH range of blood is 7.35-7.45. 4.) Certain cells and chemicals in the blood make up an important part of the immune system, protecting against foreign substances, such as microorganisms and toxins. 5.) Blood is a type of connective tissue consisting of a liquid matrix containing cells and cell fragments. The liquid matrix is the plasma, and the cells and cell fragments are the formed elements. These two major components make up the blood, the plasma makes up
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