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Plasma

contains proteins, water, electrolytes, hormones and enzymes. Makes up 55% of blood

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Erythrocyte

red blood cells, transport oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout body. Make up 44% of blood.

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Leukocytes

white blood cells; formed element; makes up less than 1% of blood. Part of immune response.

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Platelets

formed element; part of buffy coat; makes up less than 1% of blood; part of immune response

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Blood transports:

oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, waste, hormones, enzymes, immune components

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Blood regulates:

body temperature, body pH, fluid and electrolyte balance.

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Blood maintains:

homeostasis

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Hematocrit (HCT)

the percent of blood volume made up of erythrocytes.
Male: 40-52%
Female: 37-48%

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Hemoglobin

contains both heme portions and globin portion; heme iron-containing complex transports oxygen. Globin is protein portion that transports carbon dioxide.

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Cyanmethemoglobin Method

converts all hemoglobin to one kind, cyanmethemoglobin, therefore making it easier to identify the concentration of hemoglobin.