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function of blood

transport material, protection (antibodies), and regulates body temp

formed elements

Red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets

erythrocytes

Red blood cells

leukocytes

White blood cells

Platelets

thrombocytes

99.9%

% of RBCs in formed elements

.1%

%of platelets and WBCs in formed elements

55%

Plama % in whole blood

45%

Formed elements % in whole blood

Platelets

fragment of blood cells

Anemia

Deficiency in number or function of RBCs

Platelets function

blood clot formation

Hematocrit

measures the volume of RBCs in blood sample.

Leukocytosis

abnormally high WBCs count

Leukopenia

absormally low WBCs count

-penia

very little, less than normal

polycythemia

production of abnormally high number of RBCs

hema

Prefix indicating blood

Sickle cell anemia

RBC that contains an abnormal type of hemoglobin

Sickle cell

because of this, these cells cannot transport oxygen, and they abstruct blood flow

Phagocytosis

ability of a cell to take into itself and digest another cell "cell eating"

Acidosis

blood pH range lower than 7.35

Thrombosis

the formation of a blood clot in the blood vessel

Erythroblastosis fetalis

disorder caused by a fetus with an Rh-positive blood factor and a mother who is Rh negative, causing red blood cell destruction in the fetus;

Serum

blood plams minus the clotting factors (fibrinogen)

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