Functions of the Blood

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  • Created on: 16-05-13 20:53

All multicellular organisms need a transport system, and in humans it is the blood

Blood has four main components: They are:

  • Plasma
  • Platelets
  • Red blood cells
  • White blood cells

Plasma is the Liquid Bit of Blood:

It's basically blood minus the blood cells, Plasma is a pale yellow liquid which carries just about everything that needs transporting around your body

  • Red and white blood cells and platelets
  • Digested food products (like glucose and amino acids) from the gut to all the body cells
  • Carbon dioxide form the body cells to the lungs
  • Urea from the liver to the kidneys 9where its removed in the urine
  • Hormones which act as chemical messengera
  • Heat energy

Platelets are Small Fragments of Cells that Help Blood Clot

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