Blood – Part 1. Chapter 10. Blood. Is the “river of life” that surges within us. transports everything that must be carried in the body : nutrients , wastes ,& body heat through blood vessels. Is the only fluid tissue. Composition of Blood.
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2. Top Layer - The lighter plasma rises to the top.
3. Buffy Coat - Thin, whitish layer between the formed elements layer and the plasma layer.
1. Erythrocytes = 45%
2. WBC & Platelets = >1%
3. Plasma = 55%
1.Texture: Sticky opaque fluid; Heavier than water & about 5 times thicker (viscous) than water
2.Taste: Metallic & salty
3.Color: Varies from scarlet (oxygen-rich) to dull red (oxygen-poor)
AmeboidMovement - Flowing cytoplasmic extensions that help them move.