Determine whether the following applies to white blood cells, red blood cells, and/or platelets: contains a nucleus.
Blood contains formed elements and plasma. The plasma makes up 55% of the blood and the formed elements make up 45%. White blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets all belong to the formed elements portion of the blood.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The white blood cells are the only ones that contain nuclei. They are often shaped differently that a typical cell. Red blood cells and platelets do not contain nuclei.
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Blood is composed of plasma that carries oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the body. Learn more about blood and plasma, as well as their components and functions in helping regulate processes inside the body.