Flashcards in Fluid C.T. Deck (19)
what are the functions of Fluid C.T.?
1. transports oxygen
2. transports carbon dioxide
3. immunological function (helps us heal)
explain transports oxygen
gives you oxygen you need
explain transports carbon dioxide
picks up the carbon dioxide to get rid of that for you
explain immunological function
jumps to your defense, anytime something show up that does not belong (attacks or destroys it for you)
fluid C.T. is comprised of two broad categories. Name them
blood is comprised of
1. cell and cell fragments
2. liquid matrix
cell fragments are also known as?
explain liquid matrix
what is the blood volume in formed elements?
what is the blood volume in plasma?
(where a lot of proteins ae found)
plasma is made of how much % water?
the remaining 8% is comprised of what?
maintains osmotic pressure
(attracting things into the circulatory system to keep it in the piping. (closed system)
involved in responsive. Immune responsive
important in clotting
the most common proteins are these 3
albumin, globulins, fibrinogen
there are 3 families of formed elements. name them
1. erythrocytes (RBC's)
2. leukocytes (WBC's)
3. platelets (thrombocytes)