anatomy Ch21h - Human Anatomy McKinley & O'Loughlin Chapter...

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Human Anatomy Chapter 21: Blood Blood o Considered a connective tissue o Can be broken down into its liquid and cellular components by a centrifuge. Components of Blood o Erythrocytes (or red blood cells) o Buffy coat o Plasma Components of Blood o Formed elements Functions of Blood –Transportation o Transports numerous elements and compounds throughout the body. Functions of Blood – Regulation of Body Temperature o Regulates body temperature.
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Functions of Blood – Regulation of pH Levels Functions of Blood – Maintenance of Fluid Levels o Fluid is constantly exchanged between the blood plasma and the interstitial fluid. Functions of Blood – Protection o Leukocytes (white blood cells) o Antibodies o Platelets Components of Plasma o Complex mixture of water, proteins, and other solutes. o Serum o Water Plasma Proteins o Make up about 7% of the plasma. o The plasma proteins include albumins, globulins and fibrinogen. Plasma Proteins – Albumins
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course BIOL 20 taught by Professor Staff,m during the Spring '08 term at Fresno City College.

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anatomy Ch21h - Human Anatomy McKinley & O'Loughlin Chapter...

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