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Unformatted text preview: blood and tissues. Other proteins include alpha and beta globulins (proteins that transport lipids and metal ions), gamma globulins (antibodies), fibrinogen and prothrombin (clotting proteins), and hormones. Waste products (urea, uric acid, creatinine, bilirubin, and others). Nutrients (absorbed from the digestive tract). Electrolytes (various ions such as sodium, calcium, chloride, and bicarbonate). Respiratory gases (O 2 and CO 2 ). Serum is the liquid material remaining after blood-clotting proteins have been removed from plasma as a result of clotting....
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