Lab #19: The Blood- Function, Blood Cells, Hematopoiesis, Erythropoiesis

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Transport

  1. Delivers O2 from the lungs and nutrients from digestive tract to all body cells
  2. C02 ( carbon dioxide)
  3. Transports hormones from endocrine organs to their target organs
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Regulation

  1. Maintain body temperature → basal constriction, basal dilation
  2. Maintain normal pH in body tissues → bicarb buffers H2Co3 → ← H2O + C02
  3. Maintain Fluid volume in circulatory system
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Protection

  1. Prevents blood loss → platelets/ plasma initiate blood clotting
  2. Prevent infx → leukocytes → immune cells