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Nursing-Blood

Erythrocytes: Red Blood Cell The most abundant cells in blood; * produced by bone marrow * contain a protein called hemoglobin that carries oxygen * 6-8 microns in diameter * 1.5-1.8 microns thickness * biconcave disk * produces 2.5 million per second * 120 days life span
Leukocytes: White Blood Cell * Part of the immune system
Plasma: yellowish liquid * contains electrolytes, nutrients, hormones, clotting factors, proteins, and antibodies
Platelets: Thrombocytes * clotting factors * Stick together = coagulation to seal a wound * prevent a loss of blood.
4-6 ________ liters of blood in the average adult human
proteins on the surface ________ determine a person's blood type
antigens ________ name given to proteins on the surface of the cell.
antibodies ________ are produced to recognize antigens that you do not produce.
Agglutination __________ is foreign blood that clumps and clots
Rh Factor __________ a.k.a the "D antigen". Gives a + or - symbol to your blood type
hemoglobin What protein do red blood cells contain that helps transport oxygen?
"universal donors" ___________People with blood group O- are called?
"universal receivers." ___________people with blood group AB+ are called what?
Created by: Abraham321