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1

what are the functions of Fluid C.T.?

1. transports oxygen
2. transports carbon dioxide
3. immunological function (helps us heal)

2

explain transports oxygen

gives you oxygen you need

3

explain transports carbon dioxide

picks up the carbon dioxide to get rid of that for you

4

explain immunological function

jumps to your defense, anytime something show up that does not belong (attacks or destroys it for you)

5

fluid C.T. is comprised of two broad categories. Name them

1. blood
2. plasma

6

blood is comprised of

1. cell and cell fragments
2. liquid matrix

7

cell fragments are also known as?

formed elements

8

explain liquid matrix

plasma

9

what is the blood volume in formed elements?

45%

10

what is the blood volume in plasma?

55%

11

describe plasma

straw-colored fluid
(where a lot of proteins ae found)

12

plasma is made of how much % water?

92% water

13

the remaining 8% is comprised of what?

1. albumin
2. globulins
3. fibrinogen

14

define albumin

maintains osmotic pressure
(attracting things into the circulatory system to keep it in the piping. (closed system)

15

define globulins

involved in responsive. Immune responsive

16

define fibrinogen

important in clotting

17

the most common proteins are these 3

albumin, globulins, fibrinogen

18

there are 3 families of formed elements. name them

1. erythrocytes (RBC's)
2. leukocytes (WBC's)
3. platelets (thrombocytes)

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which formed element is the majority? and what is the %?

erythrocytes; 95%