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Blood

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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
neutrophil
phagocyte "neutral loving"
nuetrophil, eosinophil, basophil
granulocytes
erythrocyte
red blood cell
lymphocyte and monocyte
agranulocytes
megakaryocytes
ancestral cell of platelets
formed elements
bosphils, eosinophils, erythocytes, lymphocytes megakaryocytes, monocytes, and neutrophils
eosinophil
number rises during parasite infections
basophil
releases a vasodilator least abundant WBC
plasma
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
WBC
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
tuberculosis
example of chronic infection in monocyte