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Blood: Components and Functions

Blood: Components and Functions

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This lesson will identify the functions of the three components that make up blood as well as identify the 4 blood types.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Plasma

    A component of blood that helps to transport various substances such as blood cells, platelets, iron and proteins.

  • Blood Cells

    A component of blood that includes both red and white blood cells each of which play a different role in the body.

  • Platelets

    A component of blood that assists in clotting.

  • Erythrocytes

    Erythrocytes are red blood cells whose main role is to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide to and from body tissues.

  • Leukocytes

    Leukocytes are white blood cells that participate in the body’s defense system.