Flashcards in Blood Composition Deck (17)
What does plasma contain?
Dissolved molecules such as glucose, hormones, proteins, urea
What are Leukocytes?
White blood cells
E.g. neutrophils lymphocytes
What is the name for red blood cells?
What is the most common blood cell?
What is the structure of an erythrocyte?
Why do erythrocyte have no nucleus?
To allow for more haemoglobin- absorb more oxygen
What colour is plamsa liquid component?
What percentage is plans air the body's total blood volume?
95% water 5% dissooved molecules
How is blood plasma prepared?
1. Blood spun in centrifuge with anticoagulant
2. Blood cells fall to bottom
3. Plamsa on top drawn off
What is the role of leukocytes?
Protect the body against infection and disease.
Where are Leukocytes and Erythrocytes made?
A high level of leukocytes indicates what?
What percentage of blood are leukocytes?
What are Thrombocytes?
What is the role of thrombocytes?
Help with blood clotting
What is a thrombocyte made from?
Fragments of cytoplasm with no nucleus. Derived from cells in the none marrow.