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Ch 6: Overview of Blood & the Cardiovascular System

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Review blood and the cardiovascular system with this helpful and engaging chapter. The lessons and quizzes provided here were designed by experts to assist you as you prepare for an exam or tp help you catch up after missing class.

Overview of Blood & the Cardiovascular System - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a collection of lessons on blood and the cardiovascular system. Work at your own pace as you study the components of blood, the function of hemoglobin and the life cycle of thrombocytes, plus many more subjects. You can use any mobile device or computer to review this chapter, 24 hours a day. We've included short self-assessment quizzes with every lesson and a comprehensive chapter test to assist you in identifying any areas that need more work. Help from an expert is available in the Dashboard if you have any questions along the way. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail the physiological characteristics of blood
  • Outline the life cycle of red blood cells
  • Explain hemoglobin impairment
  • Discuss the production and formation of white blood cells
  • Identify the structure of thrombocytes
  • Describe the methods used in blood typing

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: Overview of Blood & the Cardiovascular System
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Blood: Components, Physiological Characteristics & Functions

1. Blood: Components, Physiological Characteristics & Functions

In this lesson, you'll learn about the constituents of whole blood and explore its physical characteristics. You will also learn about the functions of blood in a healthy human body.

Red Blood Cells: Structure, Formation & Life Cycle

2. Red Blood Cells: Structure, Formation & Life Cycle

In this lesson, we will explore the characteristics and functions of red blood cells. Learn about how red blood cells are produced, recycled, and conditions that involve these cells.

Hemoglobin: Structure, Function & Impairment

3. Hemoglobin: Structure, Function & Impairment

Explore the structure and function of hemoglobin and its role in a person's overall health. Also, this lesson will discuss how hemoglobin differs from an adult to a developing fetus.

White Blood Cells: Categories, Production & Formation

4. White Blood Cells: Categories, Production & Formation

White blood cells in the body provide a critical defense against pathogens. This lesson covers the different categories of white blood cells. The bone marrow progenitor cells that go to form white blood cells are also explored.

Thrombocytes: Structure, Formation & Life Cycle

5. Thrombocytes: Structure, Formation & Life Cycle

Thrombocytes, also called platelets, are derived from megakaryocytes in the bone marrow and essential for blood clotting. This lesson discusses how they are formed, their life cycle, and function.

Blood Typing: Methods, Outcomes & Incompatibility

6. Blood Typing: Methods, Outcomes & Incompatibility

This lesson describes blood typing and explains how blood types are determined. You'll learn about blood type incompatibility, the outcomes of mixing incompatible blood types, and characteristics of the universal donor and universal recipient.

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