Chapter 8 A&P
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a continual balancing act of the body systems to provide an internal environment that is compatible with life.
homeostasis / "steady state"
two liquid tissues of the blood
-transportation of gases and carbon dioxide, chemical substances, and cells that defend the body
-regulation of the body's fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and body temperature
-protection from the body from infection
-protection of the body from loss of blood by the action of clotting
-cleansing the cellular environment
-returning protiens and tissue fluids to the blood (drainage)
-providing a pathway for the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins into the bloodstream
-defending the body against disease
responsible for defending the body against disease via the immune response
the organs of the lymphatic system
- thymus gland
- Peyer's patches
composed of blood and the vessels that carry the blood throughout the body
the formation of blood
liquid portion of whole blood
solid portion of blood is composed of these three different types of cells
- erythrocytes (RBCs)
- leukocytes (WBCs)
- thrombocytes / platelets
have the important function of transporting O2 and CO2 throughout the body
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