Blood in Human Body

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Blood is a fluid connective tissue. It is 6.8 litres in man and 500 ml less in woman. 6 – 8% of body weight (pH 7.4).Solid or cellular part called Blood Cells and fluid part called the Blood Plasma.

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Blood in Human BodyBlood in Human Body.Blood is a fluid connective tissue. It is 6.8 litres in man and 500 ml less in woman. 6 8% of body weight (pH 7.4).Constituents :Solid or cellular part called Blood Cells and fluid part called the Blood Plasma.Blood Cells :1. Red Blood Corpuscles (RBC)Also called Erythrocytes, disc shaped (for increased Surface Area), no nucleus contains a pigment called Haemoglobin, which gives blood its Red Color.Average Man :Amount of Haemoglobin is 14 15.6 gm / 100 cc of blood (11 14 in woman).RBCs are produced in spleen and liver in foetus and in bone marrow after birth @ 1.2 million/sec.Life of RBC is 120 days after which they are broken down in spleen or liver.Product of breakdown of haemoglobin is a pigment (yellow colour), called bilirubin which is normally disposed off through bile whereas haem transferred to red bone marrow. Retention of bilirubin leads to jaundice.No. of RBCs is 4.5 5 million/cubic mm of blood. At high altitude, RBCs increase in number.More : Polycythemia. Less: Anaemia2. White Blood Corpuscles (WBC)Also called Leucocytes, rounded, with a nucleus, far less numerous than RBCs (1 : 400 500) (5,000 10,000 /cu mm), life 3 4 days, soldiers of bodys defence system.Are of 2 Types :Granulocytes (Basophils, Eosinophils, Neutrophils) and Agranulocytes (Monocytes, Lymphocytes)Basophils :Take up basic stains. Have an S-shaped nucleus. Secrete an anti coagulant Heparin, wh

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