Objective 1 Describe the important components and major functions of blood.
|red and white blood cells, and platelets||The formed elements of the blood consist of|
|dissolved proteins||Loos connective tissue and cartilage contain a network of insoluble fibers, whereas plasma, a fluid connective tissue, contains|
|carbon dioxide from the tissues to the lungs||Blood transports dissolved gases, bringing oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and carrying|
|white blood cells and antibodies||The "patrol agents" in the blood that defend the body against toxins and pathogens are|
|plasma and formed elements||The unique composition of whole blood consists of|