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Unformatted text preview: Blood Plasma (55%) Water (90%) Plasma Proteins (8%): Albumin (54%) maintain osmotic pressure between blood and tissues Table 1. Formed Elements and Plasma of Blood Constituent Characteristics/Functions Globulins (38%) Fibrinogen (7%) Others (1%) lipid and metal ion transporters, antibodies clotting factor enzymes, hormones, clotting factors Electrolytes: Na + , K + , Ca 2+ , Mg 2+ , CI , HCO 3-, SO 4 2-, HPO 4 2-Gases: O 2 , CO 2 , N 2 Nutrients: Glucose, other carbohydrates Amino acids Lipids Cholesterol sources of energy protein-building blocks fats, steroids, phospholipids component of plasma membranes and steroid hormones Waste products: Urea Creatinine Uric acid Bilirubin from breakdown of proteins from breakdown of creatine phosphate (from muscles) from breakdown of nucleic acids from breakdown of hemoglobin Hormones: Various...
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