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Flashcards in Blood Histology Deck (12):
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Plasma

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What is plasma?

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Plasma is a nonliving fluid matric 

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What is the composition of plasma? 

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Plasma is composed of: 

  • ~55% of total blood volume
  • 92% water
  • Nutrients, gases, electrolytes Na, Ca, Mg, Cl, bicarbonate
  • Protein: Albumin, fibrinogen, globulins 

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What percentage of the total blood volume is plasma? 

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~55% of the total blood volume

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What percentage of water is plasma comprised of? 

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92% water

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What does plasma carry? 

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Nutrients, gases, electrolyes Na, Ca, Mg, Cl & bicarbonate

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What types of proteins are in plasma?

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  • Albumin
  • Fibrinogen
  • Globulins

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What is the function of plasma (long list)? 

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  1. Solvent for:
    1. Clotthing
    2. Defense
    3. Gas transport
  2. Transports:
    1. Platelets
    2. Antibodies
    3. WBCs 
    4. RBCs
    5. Nutrients
    6. Hormones
    7. Waste products
  3. pH buffering, osmotic balance

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Plasma is a solvent for? 

  • Clotting
  • Defense
  • Gas transport

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What blood cells does plasma transport?

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  • RBCs
  • WBCs
  • Antibodies
  • Platelets

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What componet is the blood is responsible the following:

  • pH buffering
  • Osmotic balance

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Plasma

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Which blood component transports the following:

  • nutrients
  • waste products
  • hormones
  • etc

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Plasma