The components of the blood (F)

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The components of the blood and their jobs
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What is blood made up of? Red blood cells White blood cells Platelets Plasma Breakdown products of digestion, such as glucose, fatty acids and amino acids Dissolved mineral salts Carbon dioxide Urea hormones
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What is plasma? Plasma is the liquid part of the blood which carries everything else. Plasma is a straw-yellow coloured liquid If everything in plasma was removed, plasma would look like this
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What do the different parts of blood look like under a microscope? Red blood cells White blood cells
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What is the job of red blood cells? They have a round, flat disc shape for a large surface area They do not have a nucleus They contain haemoglobin which combines with oxygen in areas of high concentration to form oxyhaemoglobin Oxygen + haemoglobin oxyhaemoglobin Red blood cells carry oxygen to the cells of the body for use in respiration
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White blood cells
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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