The composition of blood

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What parts make up blood?
Red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma and platelets
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What shape are red blood cells and why?
Biconcave disk - Allowing a bigger surface area to volume ratio for more diffusion on oxygen can happen
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Why is there no nucleus in red blood cells?
So there is space for more haemoglobin (Which combines with oxygen to make oxyhaemoglobin)
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What do white blood cells do?
Fight bacteria by making antibodies and platelets in cells help to clot blood an reduce blood loss
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What does plasma liquid contain?
Dissolved CO2, Waste from breajdown of amino acids in liver (Urea)
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What is a stent?
Small tube made of wire mesh that helps to open up arteries to prevent blockages
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What do white blood cells do?

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What does plasma liquid contain?

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