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Visual Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology 1st Edition

Visual Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology (1st Edition)

Book Edition1st Edition
Author(s)Martini, Ober
ISBN9780321780775
PublisherPearson Higher Education
SubjectBiology
Section 11.1: Blood is a fluid connective tissue containing plasma and formed elements
Section 11.2: Red blood cells, the most common formed elements, contain hemoglobin
Section 11.3: Blood type is determined by the presence or absense of specific surface antigens on RBCs
Section 11.4: Clinical Module: Hemolytic disease of the newborn is an RBC-related disorder caused by a cross-reaction between fetal and matern
Module Review
Section 11.4: Clinical Module: Hemolytic disease of the newborn is an RBC-related disorder caused by a cross-reaction between fetal and matern
Module Review
Section 11.4: Clinical Module: Hemolytic disease of the newborn is an RBC-related disorder caused by a cross-reaction between fetal and matern
Module Review
Section 11.5: White blood cells defend the body against pathogens, toxins, cellular debris, and abnormal or damaged cells
Section 11.6: Formed elements are produced by stem cells derived from hemocytoblasts
Section 11.7: The clotting response is a complex cascade of events that reduces blood loss
Section 11.8: Clinical Module: Blood disorders can be classified by their origins and the changes in blood characteristics
Section EOS1: End of Section 1
Section 11.9: Arteries and veins differ in the structure and thickness of their walls
Section 11.10: Clinical Module: Arteriosclerosis can restrict blood flow and damage vital organs
Section 11.11: Capillaries function as part of an interconnected network called a capillary bed
Section 11.12: The venous system has low pressures and contains almost two-thirds of the body's blood volume
Section 11.13: The pulmonary circuit, which is relatively short, carries deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs and returns o
Module Review
Section 11.13: The pulmonary circuit, which is relatively short, carries deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs and returns o
Module Review
Section 11.13: The pulmonary circuit, which is relatively short, carries deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle to the lungs and returns o
Module Review
Section 11.14: The systemic arterial and venous systems operate in parallel, and the major vessels often have similar names
Section 11.15: The branches of the aortic arch supply structures that are drained by the superior vena cava
Section 11.16: The external carotid arteries supply the neck, lower jaw, and face, and the internal carotid and vertebral arteries supply the b
Module Review
Section 11.16: The external carotid arteries supply the neck, lower jaw, and face, and the internal carotid and vertebral arteries supply the b
Module Review
Section 11.16: The external carotid arteries supply the neck, lower jaw, and face, and the internal carotid and vertebral arteries supply the b
Module Review
Section 11.17: The internal carotid arteries and the vertebral arteries supply the brain, which is drained by the dural sinuses and the interna
Module Review
Section 11.17: The internal carotid arteries and the vertebral arteries supply the brain, which is drained by the dural sinuses and the interna
Module Review
Section 11.17: The internal carotid arteries and the vertebral arteries supply the brain, which is drained by the dural sinuses and the interna
Module Review
Section 11.18: The regions supplied by the descending aorta are drained by the superior and inferior vena cavae
Section 11.19: The viscera supplied by the celiac trunk and mesenteric arteries are drained by the tributaries of the hepatic portal vein
Section 11.20: The pelvis and lower limb are supplied by branches of the common iliac arteries and drained by tributaries of the common iliac v
Module Review
Section 11.20: The pelvis and lower limb are supplied by branches of the common iliac arteries and drained by tributaries of the common iliac v
Module Review
Section 11.20: The pelvis and lower limb are supplied by branches of the common iliac arteries and drained by tributaries of the common iliac v
Module Review
Section EOS2: End of Section 2
Section Review

Chapter 11, Section 11.1, Module Review, Exercise a

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RBCs contain hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrying protein.

Explanation

The plasma proteins and blood cells are the major components of the whole blood, apart from water. The blood cells, such as the white blood cells (WBCs), RBCs, and platelets, are called the formed elements. The percentage volume of RBCs (which is 99.9% of the formed elements) is denoted as the hematocrit or packed cell volume (PCV).

Verified Answer

Hematocrit denotes the volume of the red blood cells (RBCs) in percentage in the total volume of whole blood.

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