Circulation1 25 - -17 Plasma 55% onstituent Major functions...

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Unformatted text preview: -17 Plasma 55% onstituent Major functions ater Cellular elements 45% Solvent for carrying other substances Cell type Number per µL (mm3) of blood Functions Erythrocytes (red blood cells) 5–6 million Transport oxygen and help transport carbon dioxide Leukocytes (white blood cells) 5,000–10,000 Defense and immunity ons (blood electrolytes) Sodium Potassium Calcium Magnesium Chloride Bicarbonate Osmotic balance, pH buffering, and regulation of membrane permeability Separated blood elements lasma proteins Albumin Osmotic balance pH buffering Lymphocyte Basophil Fibrinogen Clotting Immunoglobulins (antibodies) Defense Eosinophil Neutrophil Monocyte ubstances transported by blood Nutrients (such as glucose, fatty acids, vitamins) Waste products of metabolism Respiratory gases (O2 and CO2) Hormones Platelets 250,000– 400,000 Blood clotting ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course BSC 2011 taught by Professor Haas during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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