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Chapter18BloodMarieb - Ch 18 Blood Discuss the composition...

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Ch 18: Blood Discuss the composition of blood including the functions of the various components Explain the anatomy and functions of the red blood cells, including a description of blood typing Discuss the types of white blood cells found in the blood and give the functions of each Give a brief accounting of platelets Review hemopoiesis, including RBC and leukocyte formation Developed by John Gallagher, MS, DVM
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Functions of Blood Distribution/transport - nutrients, wastes, gases, etc. Communication, i.e., hormones Prevention of fluid loss hemostasis, osmosis Maintenance of pH Disease/ infection fighting Heating/Cooling
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Classification of Connective Tissue (Chapt 4)
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Blood = connective tissue Extracellular fluid matrix: Plasma Cells: (= Formed elements) RBCs WBCs Platelets Hematocrit (centrifuge)
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