blood anatomy

What are the functions of blood?

Carries respiratory gases, nutrients, and hormones
Helps body regulate temperature
Carries wastes to the kidneys, which filter the blood

Why is blood considered to be a tissue?

Contains different types of cells (formed elements)
Erythrocyte,Leukocytes, and Platelets.

What is the function of erythrocytes?

Oxygen-transporting cells. also called red blood cells. Contain hemoglobin , Hemoglobin molecule bears four oxygen molecules

What are the functions of leukocytes?

Protect the body from infectious microorganisms
Function outside the bloodstream in loose connective tissue. originate in bone marrow

How are leukocytes structurally differentiated?

Neutrophil , Lymphocyte, Monocyte, Eosinophil, Basophil

How are blood cells formed?

Hematopoiesis´┐Żprocess by which blood cells are formed in red marrow

What is the function of red bone marrow?

Red marrow´┐Żactively generates new blood cells,Contains immature erythrocytes,In adults, red marrow is located
Between trabeculae of spongy bone of axial skeleton

How is blood-type determined?

antigens