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Plasma

Composition

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What is Plasma composed of? 1. Water; 2. cell Nutrients; 3. cell Wastes; 4. blood Proteins; 5. Electrolytes; 6. Hormones; 7. O2 & CO2
Which Cell Nutrients are found in Plasma? Glucose, Amino Acids, Fatty Acids
Which Cell Waste products are found in Plasma? Urea (from Protein), Creatinine (from Creatine)
What Blood Proteins are found in Plasma? 60% Albumin, 35% Globulins, 4% Fibrinogen
What are the 3 types of Globulins? Alpha, Beta, Gamma Globulins
What are Alpha Globulins and what are their function? HIGH-density Lipoproteins (HDL) - some clotting factors - transport Cholesterol --> Liver --> Excretion
What are Beta Globulins and what are their function? LOW-density Lipoproteins (LDL) - transport Cholesterol --> tissues for use
What is the function of Gamma Globulins? comprise Antibodies
What is the function and starting location of Fibrinogen? CLOTTING factor from the Liver
What is the definition of Serum? Plasma without Fibrinogen
What Electrolytes are found in Plasma? Na+, K+, Ca++, Mg++, HCO3-
What is the funciton of HCO3- in Plasma? NEUTRALIZE acidity - buffer
What would be the result of too much Beta Globulin? transport Cholesterol --> outer tissues --> Arteries --> Atherosclerosis
Created by: Kristel