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NRTC 54 A&P 4

main plasma protein; regulates blood volume albumin
Accounts for 55% of blood; contains proteins, nutrients, electrolytes, hormones and gases. Plasma
Erythrocytes RBC
Leukocytes WBC
Help to form blood clots Platelets
Percentage of RBC in a sample of blood. Hematocrit
Production of blood Hemopoiesis
Thickness of blood Viscosity
Deliver oxygen to cells and remove carbon dioxide. RBC
Gives blood its red color and its ability to bind O2 and CO2 Hemoglobin
Heme Iron
Globins Protein
Globin breaks down into amino acids, these are used for: energy or to create new proteins
Hem is broken down into iron and bilirubin. Iron is recycled and reused, bilirubin is: excreted into the intestines and turned into bile.
Name the WBC categorized as granulocytes: Neutrophils, Eosinophils, and Basophils.
Name the WBC categorized as agranulocytes: Lymphocytes and Monocytes.
Stopping blood Hemostasis
Stationary blood clot. Thrombus
Moving clot Embolus
Secrete natural heparin Basophils
GO to the site of infection, most abundant Neutrophils
Responsible for long term immunity; located in the spleen and thymus. Lymphocytes
Responsible for allergic reactions; respiratory and digestive Eosinophils
Excess RBCs Polycythemia
Eat large bacteria; aggressively phagocytic Monocytes
Anchors the heart to surrounding structures. Pericardium
Cavity between the fibrous and serous layers of the pericardium. Pericardial Cavity
Innermost layer of the heart wall, smooth tissue lines the chambers. Endocardium
Covers the heart surface Epicardium
Responsible for contraction and relaxation,middle layer of the heart Myocardium
Separates the right and left atria interatrial septum
Interventricular Septum Separates the right and left ventricles.
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