Transport, Protection, and Regulation
Functions of the circulatory system.
4 to 6 liters
Adults have generally this much blood.
This is the matrix of blood.
The cells and cell fragments of the blood.
Erythrocytes, Platelets, and Leukocytes
The three types of formed elements
Blood Serum and Plasma Proteins
Plasma is made mostly of these two things.
Albumin, Globulin, and Fibrinogen
Three major proteins found in blood plasma.
Smallest and most abundant plasma protein. Helps contribute to viscosity and osmolarity of blood.
Alpha, Beta, and Gamma
Three types of globulins.
This plasma protein helps with solute transport clotting and immunity.
This plasma protein forms the framework of a blood clot.
Produces the majority of plasma proteins.
Transport CO2 and O2
Functions of RBC's
RBC's lack ___________ and a _________.
Hemoglobin is made up of 4 __________ groups (2 alpha; 2 beta) and 4 _________ groups.
The production of blood.
A, AB, B, and O
The Erythrocyte Life Cycle.
Protect Against Pathogens
Function of WBC's.
Granulocytes and Agranulocytes
Two types of leukocytes.
Neutrophils, Eosinophils, and Basophils
Types of granulocytes.
Most abundant WBC's.
Rarest type of WBC's; secrete histamine and heparin.
Monocytes and Lymphocytes
Types of agranulocytes.
Largest type of WBC's; macrophages.
Second most abundant WBC's.
Platelets come from these.
Help with Blood Clotting and Hemostasis (Bleeding)
Functions of platelets.