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Cardio2 - Blood I Functions 1 Transportation 2 Homeostasis...

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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 ___________ (_______
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__________) o These proteins help the blood carry out it’s functions! Three classes of plasma proteins: 1. Albumins 2. Globulins 3. Fibrinogen
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B. Specialized Cells (aka formed elements) 1.  Red Blood Cells most abundant cell, anucleated, biconcave  in shape 2.  White Blood Cells
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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 
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