Blood Components Outline

I. Plasma (define):

A) ____% water

B) ____% dissolved gases, salts, nutrients, enzymes, hormones, waste products, & plasma proteins

1) Plasma Proteins

a) albumins (give function):

b) ______________________ (give function):

c) ______________________ (give function):

II. Cells

A) Red Blood Cells (define):

1) contain hemoglobin (give function):

2) What is unique about the red blood cell's shape?

3) What is unique about the red blood cell's nucleus?

B) White blood cells (define):

1) neutrophils (give function):

2) _____________________ (give function):

3) _____________________ (give function):

4) _____________________ (give function):

5) _____________________ (give function):

C) platelets (draw capillary break diagrams on p. 953 to show how platelets work):

break in capillary wall
clumping of platelets
clot forms