Flashcards in 19.3 Plasma Deck (12):
what percentage of plasma is H2O?
define a colloid
a liquid with suspended material that doesn't settle out
Name the 3 plasma proteins
what is the function of albumin?
helps to transport some molecules
participates in maintaining osmotic balance
what is the fn of globulins
some are antibodies, some are transport molecules
what is the fn of fibrinogen?
formation of clots
what are the components of plasma
what is the fn of the ions in plasma?
involved in osmosis, membrane potentials and acid base balance
what are some examples of nutrients in plasma?
glucose, amino acids, cholesterol, vitamins
what are some examples of waste products
what are some gases in the plasma?
O2, CO2, N