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  • Created on: 06-04-14 14:55
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  • Blood
    • Tissue
    • Made in the red bone marrow of bones
    • Transport
      • Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the heart and to tissues
      • Plasma carries
        • Soluble products of digestion: small intestine-> other organs
        • Urea: liver-> kidneys
        • CO2: organs-> lungs
        • Hormones: glands-> target cells
    • Regulation
      • Body t
        • Distributes heat: respiring muscles+ liver cells-> skin
      • pH in body tissues
        • Plasma proteins act as buffers- resist changes in pH
    • Dissolved substances in plasma
      • Glucose
      • Amino acids
      • Fatty acids
      • Vitamins
      • Hormones
      • Cholesterol
      • CO2
      • Mineral ions, e.g. sodium, calcium, etc
      • Antibodies


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