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  1. What are the three main functions of the circulatory system?
    a. _________________________________
    b. _________________________________
    c. _________________________________

  2. What are the three main components of the circulatory system?
    a. _________________________________
    b. _________________________________
    c. _________________________________

  3. What is the difference between plasma and formed elements?

  4. Name any 3 electrolytes you'd find in plasma. ______ _______ _______

  5. Name any 3 other solutes you'd find in plasma.

  6. What is a "CBC w/diff" and why might a doctor order one?

  7. a. What complex molecule is responsible for oxygen transport by blood cells? ___________
    b. What are its two main components? ________________ and _________________

  8. What is hematopoiesis and where does it occur in adults?

  9. ________________ is a general term that refers to any condition in which the blood has an abnormally low oxygen-carrying capacity. _____________________ is a specific example in which hemoglobin S is produced instead of the normal hemoglobin A; cells take on a characteristic quarter-moon shape when oxygen levels are low.

  10. Give two other specific examples of conditions in which blood has an abnormally low oxygen-carrying capacity.

  11. List the five types of white blood cells in their normal order of abundance.
  1. Describe a differential WBC count and provide "normal" ranges for each type of WBC.
  1. Which white blood cells:

    increase in response to parasites? _______________

    increase during local infections _______________

    produce antibodies? _______________

    are large phagocytes? _______________

  2. What is hemostasis?

  3. What are the 3 main phases (or mechanisms) involved in hemostasis?
    1. __________________

    2. __________________

    3. __________________

  4. What is meant by a procoagulant? _____________________ Give an example ____________________________

  5. What is meant by an anticoagulant? ____________________Give an example _____________________________

  6. What anticoagulant is often given for short-term control of clotting? _____________________ long-term control? _________________________

  7. What two pathways may be used to produce prothrombin activator? Which is faster?
  1. The goal of clotting pathways is to produce the insoluble protein _________________ from the soluble protein ___________________.

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