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Unformatted text preview: -17 Plasma 55%
onstituent Major functions ater Cellular elements 45% Solvent for
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)
Bicarbonate Osmotic balance,
pH buffering, and
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.
- Spring '08