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dissolved fibrous proteins become visible as ________ when blood clotting occurs.
We are able to consistently maintain our RBC #’s because ______released from the kidneys and it TARGETS the ________ to trigger new RBC formation.
transports most of the oxygen and some carbon dioxide in blood
Subdivision of Leukocytes
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a __________, toxic gas produced during the incomplete combustion of fuel, including gasoline, diesel, propane, CNG, charcoal, kerosene, wood, etc.
a yellow-colored pigment of red blood cells.
Blood carries _____ from the body cells to the lungs for exhalation.
It also transports wastes to the ______ for elimination from the body as sweat.
Maintaining appropriate _______ by absorbing and distributing heat throughout the body and to the skin surface to encourage heat loss.
_______ shifts pH of blood when needed to bring body back into homeostasis.
______ and blood ______ act to prevent excessive fluid loss from the bloodstream into the tissue spaces.
transport iron, lipids, and fat-soluble vitamins.
prod in higher amts with vaginal infections/problems
mediate the immune response, including antibody-antigen reactions.
form platelet plug in hemostasis (blood clotting).
The process of erythropoiesis starts in the ____________________ with a precursor cell in response to the hormone _____________.
Mature RBC’s usually develop within _______ after the reticulocyte is released from the RBM.
Normally _____ and _____ destruction proceed at roughly the same pace.
3) Globin is broken down into ______________
6. Iron is needed for the ______ of the hemoglobin molecule, whereas amino acids are needed for the _____.
6. When iron is removed from heme, the non-iron portion of heme is converted to _______(green pigment) and then into ______(yellow-orange pigment).
Bilirubin enters the blood circulation and is transported to the _____.
Within the liver, bilirubin is secreted by liver cells into _____, which passes into the small intestine and then into the large intestine.
Oxygen delivery may fail in other cases such as anemia, which has many causes:
Keep in mind that all types of anemia are characterized by reduced numbers of _______ or decreased amounts of ________in the blood.
aplastic anemia usually results from exposure to ______ that inhibit enzymes needed for ______
Initially platelets migrate to the site of injury and stick to parts of the damaged b.v. This process is called
If blood clots too easily, the result can be ______, clotting in an undamaged b.v..
3rd Stage of clotting-Thrombin converts soluble fibrinogen (another plasma protein formed by the liver) into insoluble ___
cardiac muscle: forms the walls of the atria and ventricles
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