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blood volume of an average size adult

5.5 liters

determines whether blood is bright red or dull brick red

depends on the amount of oxygen the blood is carrying

neutrophil

phagocyte "neutral loving"

nuetrophil, eosinophil, basophil

granulocytes

erythrocyte

red blood cell

lymphocyte and monocyte

agranulocytes

megakaryocytes

ancestral cell of platelets

formed elements

bosphils, eosinophils, erythocytes, lymphocytes megakaryocytes, monocytes, and neutrophils

eosinophil

number rises during parasite infections

basophil

releases a vasodilator least abundant WBC

plasma

transports oxygen primarily water, noncellular, the fluid matrix of blood

function of monocyte

acts as phagocyte increasing in chronic infections

neutrophil eosinophil basophil lymphocyte and monocyte

WBC

albumin, fibrogen and globulins

usual nutrients found in plasma

O2 CO2

two gases found in plasma

Na+ K+ Ca+2

three ions found in plasma

tuberculosis

example of chronic infection in monocyte

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