The major transportation fluid
Functions 1. Transportation medium for food and oxygen cells.
2. Transport medium for waste and carbon dioxide from the cells.
3. Movement of hormones, enzymes, immune cells and other chemicals throughout the body.
4. Important in the regulation of body temp.
BLOOD Plasma Solutes Proteins Albumins
Water Nutrients Globulins
Formed Elements Erythrocytes
(WBC) Agranulocytes Lymphocytes
showed first 75 words of 749 total
showed last 75 words of 749 total
Blood dose not carry anti-Rh antibodies, they develop if a Rh neg. persons blood enters and Rh pos. blood stream. This can also cause trouble during pregnancy, the blood can mix during delivery and the mother develops Rh antibodies. This will in turn harm future children with Rh pos. blood. A drug is available that can stop the mother from making Rh antibodies.
O = universal Donor (No antigen)
AB = universal Recipient (No antibodies)