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Flashcards in Blood Vessels Deck (10):
1

What is the liquid part of blood called

Plasma

2

What do red blood cells look like?

Donuts

3

What do red blood cells do?

They carry oxygen and some carbon dioxide around the body

4

How do white blood cells differ from red blood cells?

They are bigger, have a nucleus and DNA

5

How do white blood cells protect the blood?

They engulf foreign particles

6

What are platelets?

Small, irregular shaped clear cell fragments. They do not have a nucleus or DNA

7

Name three types of blood vessels

Vein, capillary and artery

8

What two blood vessels don't have valves?

Arteries and capillarys

9

What is the function of the platelets?

To clot the blood when required

10

Why do arteries have thick walls?

Because the blood from the heart is quite pressurising