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Blood & Lymph

Bonnie Branch 7th grade - 17-3 / Blood & Lymph

Plasma The liquid part of the blood
Red blood cell A cell in the blood that takes up oxygen in the lungs and delivers it to cells elsewhere in the body
Hemoglobin An iron-containing protein that binds chemically to oxygen molecules and makes up most of a red blood cell
White blood cell A blood cell that fights disease
Platelet A cell fragment that plays an important part in forming blood clots
Fibrin A protein that is important in blood clotting because it forms a net of tiny fibers that traps red blood cells
Blood transfusion The transfer of blood from one person to another
Lymphatic system A network of vein-like vessels that returns the fluid that leaks out of blood vessels to the bloodstream
Lymph The fluid that the lymphatic system collects and returns to the bloodstream
Lymph node A knob of tissue in the lymphatic system that filters lymph
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