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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


phagocyte "neutral loving"

nuetrophil, eosinophil, basophil



red blood cell

lymphocyte and monocyte



ancestral cell of platelets

formed elements

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


number rises during parasite infections


releases a vasodilator least abundant WBC


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


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


example of chronic infection in monocyte

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