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A&PII - Ch 17

Blood

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percentage of total blood volume occupied by erythrocytes; about 45% of total volume of a blood sample hematocrit
cellular components of living blood cells formed elements
liquid component; nonliving fluid matrix plasma
dissolved fibrous proteins become visible as __ strands during blood clotting fibrin
thin, whitish layer, present at erythrocyte-plasma junction buffy coat
white blood cells that act in various ways to protect body leukocytes
cell fragments that help stop bleeding platelets
distribution function of blood includes delivering O2 from lungs & nutrients from digestive tract to all body cells
distribution function of blood includes transporting metabolic waste products from cells to __ __ elimination sites
distribution function of blood includes transporting metabolic waste products from cells to lungs for elimination of CO2
distribution function of blood includes transporting metabolic waste products from cells to kidneys for disposal of nitrogenous wastes in urine
distribution function of blood includes transporting hormones from endocrine organs to target organs
Created by: lfrancois