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Lecture 16.Blood.and.Hb

Lecture 16.Blood.and.Hb - LS2 Blood and Hb(hemoglobin Prof...

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LS2: Blood and Hb (hemoglobin) Prof. George V. Lauder Office Hours: Friday 2-3+ (after class) and by appointment. Assigned Reading for this lecture: Custom text, pp. 468-477; 559-571; (green page #s)
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Lecture outline Introduction: composition, flow, blood types and multiple roles of blood Blood and Hemoglobin (Hb) - O 2 transport carrier molecule Factors that affect Hb binding affinity for O 2 Myoglobin (skeletal muscle): facilitated diffusion Comparative blood saturation: fish and their swimbladder Sickle cell anemia (very briefly)
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Approximately 8% of an adult's body weight is made up of blood Females have around 4-5 liters, while males have around 5-6 liters Mean temperature is ~37-38 C It has a pH of about 7.35-7.45 Whole blood is about 4.5-5.5 times as viscous as water Introduction to blood
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