Immune cells that function to detect foreign substances in the tissue spaces and initiate local inflammatory responses against them
Most abundant plasma protein
Clot that develops and persists in an unbroken blood vessel
Hemoglobin that has detached oxygen and is returned to its original shape; reduced hemoglobin
Percentage of erythrocytes in total blood volume
Red Blood Cells
Nonliving fluid component of blood; contains formed elements and dissolved solutes
Causes vasodilation and increases vascular permeability
Blood cell formation
Stoppage of bleeding
Whitish layer present at the erythrocyte-plasma junction that contains leukocytes and platelets
Cell fragments involved in clotting
White blood cells
Passage of blood cells through intact vessel walls into tissue
Chemical that enhances vascular spasm
Most abundant type of white blood cell
Process of erythrocyte formation
The production of white blood cells
Living blood cells; platelets, leukocytes, and erythrocytes
Process in which blood is transformed from a liquid to a gel
When oxygen binds to the oxygen molecules on the hemoglobin found within the red blood cell
Oxygen-transporting component of erythrocytes
Anticoagulant secreted into blood plasma
Occurs if a thrombus breaks away from the vessel wall and floats freely within the blood stream
An excessive or abnormal increase in the number of erythrocytes
Bone marrow cell that gives rise to all formed elements
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