Cardio2 - Cardiovascular System Blood I. Functions 1....

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Unformatted text preview: Cardiovascular System Blood I. Functions 1. Transportation 2. Homeostasis 3. Protection II. Composition blood is a specialized connective tissue, and like all connective tissues has 3 components: a ground substance/matrix, specialized cells, and protein fibers A. Ground Substance/Matrix = Plasma o A fluid matrix - _____ water o Very similar to the other bits of water in your body i.e. interstitial fluid, cytoplasm, etc, BUT has tons of dissolved ___________ (_______ __________) o These proteins help the blood carry out its functions! Three classes of plasma proteins: 1. Albumins 2. Globulins 3. Fibrinogen B. Specialized Cells (aka formed elements) 1. Red Blood Cells most abundant cell, anucleated, biconcave in shape 2. White Blood Cells 3. Platelets 3 Phases to Hemostasis: 1. Vascular Phase Begins with an injury to blood vessel, which means injury to the cells of the vessel. These cells means injury to the cells of the vessel....
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2011 for the course BIO 180 taught by Professor Sarahbales during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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