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Unformatted text preview: cells ( erythrocytes ) carry oxygen. White blood cells ( leukocytes ) function in the immune system. Plasma transports dissolved glucose, wastes, carbon dioxide and hormones, as well as regulating the water balance for the blood cells. Platelets are cell fragments that function in blood clotting. Muscle Tissue Muscle tissue facilitates movement of the animal by contraction of individual muscle cells (referred to as muscle fibers ). Three types of muscle fibers occur in animals (the only taxonomic kingdom to have muscle cells): skeletal (striated) smooth cardiac...
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