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

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2-17 Plasma 55% Constituent Major functions Water Solvent for carrying other substances Ions (blood electrolytes) Osmotic balance, pH buffering, and regulation of membrane permeability Sodium Potassium Calcium Magnesium Chloride Bicarbonate Separated blood elements Cellular elements 45% Cell type Functions Number per µL (mm 3 ) of blood Erythrocytes (red blood cells) 5–6 million Transport oxygen and help transport carbon dioxide Leukocytes (white blood cells) 5,000–10,000
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