composed of plasma and formed elements, such as erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes
clear, straw-colored, liquid portion of blood in which cells are suspended. Plasma is approximately 90% water and comprises approximately 55% of the total blood volume.
red blood cells that carry oxygen. Erythrocytes develop in bone marrow.
white blood cells that combat infection and respond to inflammation. There are five types of white blood cells
one of the formed elements in the blood that is responsible for aiding in the clotting process
clear, watery fluid portion of the blood that remains after a clot has formed