HUMAN BLOOD: MICROVIEWER
(Answer all questions in your notes. Drawings should be quick sketches.)
- How much blood is in the body?
- How many miles of blood vessels in the body?
- List 3 substances that the blood delivers.
Slide 1 - Human Blood Smear
- List as many components of blood in this slide as you can.
- Describe the appearance and composition of plasma.
- What is the function of globulins?
- What is the function of albumins?
- What part of blood plasma is needed for clotting of blood?
- Why does blood taste salty?
Slide 2 - Red Corpuscles
- Draw a red corpuscle.
- Is a nucleus present in the corpuscle?
- What is the approximate lifespan?
- Name the red component in the RBC.
- What is the overall shape of the RBC? Why is it this shape?
Slide 3 - White Corpuscles
- What other name is given to white corpuscles (WBC's)?
- Is a nucleus present?
- List functions of white corpuscles.
- Which WBC is the most ferocious eater of bacteria?
- Which WBC produces antibodies?
Slide 4 - Phagocytosis
- A phagocyte is a "swallowing" cell. What has the leucocyte on the left swallowed?
- What process in the cell will break "B" apart?
- What parts of leucocytes help them move and engulf foreign particles?
Slide 5 - Blood Type B
- Why have type B red corpuscles clumped together when mixed with type A plasma?
- What are the four major blood types?
Slide 6 - Fibrin
- What is the purpose of a clot?
- What enzymes do platelets release?
- What is the function of THROMBOPLASTIN?
- What is the function of active THROMBIN?
- What is FIBRINOGEN converted into?
- What is the function of FIBRIN?
- What is the hereditary disease that prevents proper clotting of blood?
Slide 7 - Sickle Cells
- Draw a healthy red blood cell and an abnormal (sickle) cell. Label them.
- What causes sickle cells?
- What are the effects of sickle cells?
Slide 8 - Infected Blood
- Draw a red blood cell and the trypanosome protozoa. Label them.
- What disease are trypanosome protozoa responsible for?
- What insect spreads this disease?