Chapter_13_Blood - Chapter 13 Chapter The Blood BLOOD Blood...

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Chapter 13 Chapter 13 The Blood The Blood
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BLOOD Blood has three main functions: delivers oxygen to all cells helps to regulate body functions, such as body temperature protects the body from infection and bleeding.
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I. Blood A. Composition of Blood 1.Blood is composed of plasma and formed elements. 2.Plasma contains water, electrolytes, nutrients, and plasma proteins. 3.The formed elements are called corpuscles, or blood cells.
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I. Blood 4. There are three types of blood cells: Red blood cells (RBCs, or erythrocytes), Platelets (thrombocytes). White blood cells (WBCs, or leukocytes)
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B. Origin of the Blood Cells; Sites of Hematopoiesis 1. The red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are produced in the red bone marrow from a single stem cell. 2. Lymphocytes and monocytes originate in the red marrow, but mature in the lymphatic tissue. Lymphocytes are also produced in lymphatic tissue.
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Hematopoiesis
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C. Red Blood Cells (RBCs) 1. RBCs are tiny disc-shaped cells that are able to bend.
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C. Red Blood Cells (RBCs) 1. RBCs are almost completely filled with hemoglobin; oxyhemoglobin transports oxygen carbaminohemoglobin transports carbon dioxide.
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course BIO 180 taught by Professor Sarahbales during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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Chapter_13_Blood - Chapter 13 Chapter The Blood BLOOD Blood...

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