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What is the composition of plasma?

What is the composition of plasma?


School: Grand Valley State University
Department: Biomedical Science
Course: Human Anatomy
Professor: Jolanta lanier
Term: Winter 2016
Tags: Human Anatomy
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Name: BMS 208: Study Guide 4
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BMS 208; Study Guide 4

What is the composition of plasma?

Plasma: 55% of whole blood (matrix)

Buffy Coat: leukocytes and platelets

Erythrocytes: 44% of whole blood


∙ 92% water

∙ 8% protein

o Albumins: maintain osmotic pressure

o Globulins: produce antibodies for immunity

o Fibrinogen: converted to fibrin when blood clots

Serum: plasma without clotting factors

Erythrocytes (Red Blood Cells):

∙ Anucleated (no nucleus)

∙ Bi­concave

∙ 120 day life span

∙ Carry oxygen

Hemoglobin: protein in RBC, bond weakly with oxygen Hemopoiesis: production of blood cells

What is the lifespan of erythrocytes?

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Hemocytoblast: stem cell precursor for formation of all blood cells


∙ Hemocytoblast

∙ Proerythroblast (day 1)

∙ Early erythroblast (day 2)

∙ Late erythroblast (day 3)

∙ Normoblast (day 4, ejects nucleus)

∙ Reticulocyte (day 5­7, enters circulation)

Anemia: deficiency of RBC/hemoglobin

Leukocytes: white blood cells

∙ Granulocytes (granules in cytoblast)

o Neutrophils – pale

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∙ Agranulocytes (large nuclei and no granules)

What is hemoglobin?

o Monocytes – attack and digest bacteria

o T lymphocytes – detect cells with wrong antigens

o B lymphocytes – produce antibodies

Neutrophils  lymphocytes  monocytes  eosinophils  basophils (most to least)

Leukocytosis: increase in # of circulating WBC

Leukemia: increase in total number of WBC and number of immature WBC. Leukopenia: less than normal number of WBC

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∙ Megakaryocyte: gives rise to platelets

∙ Form platelet plug for injured vessels

Type Erythrocytes Leukocytes Platelets 

120 Days

12 hrs to years

Carry oxygen and  carbon dioxide

Participate in 




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Life Span 8­10 Days Purpose Participate in  blood clotting

Amount  100,000’s


∙ Borders at 2nd rib and 5th & 6th ribs

∙ Surrounded by pericardium

o Fibrous  parietal  visceral (Outer to inner)

∙ Pericarditis: adhesions on visceral and parietal layers

∙ Left side is oxygenated, right side is deoxygenated 

Heart wall: epicardium  myocardium  endocardium (outer to inner)

Arteries: leave the heart

Veins: go towards the heart

Interventricular septum: ensures there is no mixing of blood

Blood Flow: collects in right atrium  tri­cuspid valve  right ventricle  pulmonary semi­lunar valve  pulmonary trunk  lungs  pulmonary veins  left  atrium  bi­cuspid valve  left ventricle  aortic semi­lunar valve  aorta

Cistole: contraction of ventricle

Diastole: relaxation of ventricle 

Conduction System: Sinoatrial node  atrioventricular node  atrioventricular  bundles  interventricular septum  left & right bundle branches  purkinje fibers We also discuss several other topics like What is raw material production?

Aortic arch:

∙ Bracio­cephalic trunk

o Right common carotid

o Right sub­clavian


Descending aorta: celiac trunk  superior mesenteric  left & right renal arteries   inferior mesenteric  left & right common iliac  left & right internal iliac  left  & right external iliac

Arteries in arm: sub­clavian  axillary  anterior humero circumflex  brachial  radial  ulnar  common interosseous  superficial palmar arch  digital artery

Arteries in leg: common iliac  internal iliac  external iliac  femoral circumflex  femoral  deep femoral  popliteal  posterior tibial  anterior tibial  fibular  dorsalis pedis Don't forget about the age old question of Where does the manufacturing cycle occur?

Arteries in head: common carotid  external carotid  internal carotid  vertebral  basilar  posterior cerebral  middle cerebral  anterior cerebral


Deep veins in arm: digital  palmar arch  radial  ulnar  brachial  axillary  sub­clavian

Superficial veins in arm: cephalic vein (lateral)  basilac (medial)  medican  cubital vein

Veins in head: external jugular  internal jugular  sub­clavian  brachio­cephalic vein 

Deep veins in leg: anterior tibial  posterior tibial  popliteal  femoral

Superficial veins in leg:  great saphenous vein (joins with femoral to form  external iliac)  internal iliac  common iliac  inferior vena cava  renal vein 

Arteries Veins 

Round, thick

No valves

Thick, elastic 


General Appearance Irregular, thin Internal Layer Valves

Middle Layer Thin, collagen External Layer Smooth muscle fibers

Elastic artery  muscular artery  arterioles  continuous capillary

Large vein  medium vein  venules  fenestrated capillary

Lymphatic system:

∙ Lymph vessels: thin, transport lymph fluid

∙ Lymph fluid: clear, less protein than plasma

Lymph Nodes:

∙ Many afferent vessels (arriving) ∙ One efferent vessel (exiting) ∙ First responders to foreign  antigens

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