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Cardiovascular System Test - KHS306
Terms in this set (18)
What percentage of blood is composed of formed elements?
45% (red and white blood cells = formed elements)
Why is blood considered a connective tissue?
-It has the same origin as other connective tissue types
-It connects the body systems together
Of the blood proteins, which is present in the greatest concentration?
Blood is a colloid, which means what?
It has suspended particles that don't settle
Scientific name for red blood cell, white blood cell, and platelet
Erythrocyte, leukocyte, and thrombocyte
Which structural property of the red blood cell increases its surface area?
The most numerous of the white blood cells
Which of the white blood cells are involved in adaptive immunity or production of antibodies?
Hemoglobin requires which mineral to function?
Hemoglobin attached to oxygen is called what?
Where are platelets made?
Red bone marrow
White blood cells exhibit chemotaxis. What does this mean?
They move in response to chemical signals in the surrounding environment
Which of the formed elements are not living cells, but functional cell fragments?
What is the first step in hemostasis?
Vascular spasm (smooth muscle contraction)
The extrinsic and intrinsic clotting pathways converge at which step in hemostasis?
Which enzyme is critical for clot dissolution?
Type A+ blood has which antigens on its cell surface?
Putting something other than blood into an IV
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