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17.2 Blood Composition and Characteristics

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What is the primary component of blood plasma?

Water

What is the main function of albumin in blood plasma?

To maintain plasma osmotic pressure

What is the effect on blood viscosity when the number of red blood cells increases beyond the normal range?

Blood becomes more viscous and flows more slowly

What percentage of body weight is made up of blood?

8%

What is the pH range of blood?

7.35-7.45

What is the approximate volume of blood in a healthy adult male?

5-6 L

What contributes the most to the viscosity of blood?

Erythrocytes

What is the color of blood when it is oxygen rich?

Scarlet

Which solute vastly outnumbers other solutes in blood plasma?

Electrolytes

What is the pH range of blood?

7.35 to 7.45

Which factor contributes to keeping water in the bloodstream?

Albumin

What happens to blood viscosity when the number of red blood cells exceeds the normal range?

Viscosity increases

What is the taste of blood?

Metallic

What is the approximate volume of blood in a healthy adult female?

3-4 L

What accounts for some 60% of plasma protein?

Albumin

What characteristic does blood share with water?

Density

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