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decrease in blood oxygen causes kidney & liver to release
stimulate bone marrow to make more
kidneys measure oxygen content and are primary control of how many RBCs there are
cells become thin, elongate and move either between or thru endothelial cells of capillaries
function: specific immunity, respond to infections
responsible for antibody production
function: becomes macrophages & engulf lg. foreign particles
mobile and phagocytic
function: respond to allergic reations & parasitic infections
enter tissues during inflammation response
lines respiratory & digestive tracts
function: promotes inflammation & healing of wounds
involved in inflammatory & allergic
produce histamine & heparin
platelets - 3 characteristics
1. adhesive = stickey
2. aggregate = platelets come together
3. agglutination = clump together (not clot)
you can get both Rh-positve and Rh negative because you have no antibodies
plasma proteins (3)
1. albumin - viscosity, osmotic pressure, buffer
2. Globulins - transports lipids, carbs, hormones, antibodies
3. Fibrinogen - blood clotting, hold clot in place
gamma globulins synthesized by plasma cell (B cells)
arrest of bleeding
1. vascular spasm (vasoconstriction)
2. platelet plug
3. coagulation or blood clotting
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