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1

What's plasma

The liquid part of the blood

Transports foods, salts, hormones , waste and heat

2

What's plasma

The liquid part of the blood

Transports foods, salts, hormones , waste and heat

3

What is serum

Is plasma without the clotting proteins

4

Describe red blood cells

They are made in bone Marrow

Contain haemoglobin

Carry oxygen

5

What are the dead red blood cells

Dead red blood cells are broken down in the liver and spleen

6

Describe haemoglobin

Is broken down to form bile

Gains oxygen in the lungs , forming oxyhaemoglobin

7

Describe white blood cells

Have no definite shape

Are bigger than red cells but less numerous

Defend the body against infection

8

Describe platelets

Are cell fragments

Are formed in the bone marrow

Help clog the blood

9

What are the main functions of blood

Transport

Body defence

10

What are the human blood groups

O, A , B , AB

Blood groups can be rhesus positive or rhesus negative

11

How are red blood cells different from normal cells

They have no nuclei

No mitochondria

A biconcave shape

12

What is oxyhaemoglobin

It looses oxygen to body cells forming haemoglobin

13

What are lymphocytes and monocytes

Lymphocytes:

25% of white blood cells

Made in the bone marrow

Found in the lymphatic system and make antibodies



Monocytes:

5% of white blood cells

Made in the bone marrow

Engulf bacteria