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The Blood by Mind Map: The Blood
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The Blood

Red Blood Cells

100 day lifespan

Transport Oxygen

Uploaded in lungs

Unloaded in body tissues

Haemoglobin

protein containing iron

Combines with O2 to form, oxyhaemoglobin

No nucleus

more space for haemoglobin

Biconcave

Large surface area to volume ratio

Short diffusion distance

More efficient gas exchange

White Blood Cells

Lymphocytes

Produce antibodies, stick to antigens present on pathogens, cause bacteria to stick together, label pathogens for destruction by phagocytes, cause bacteria to burst, neutralise toxins

Phagocytes

engulf bacteria and other microbes, Phagocytosis

Platelets

Fragments of other cells

Release chemicals to clot blood when cut

Plasma

Liquid part of blood

water

Carries

dissolved nutrients, e.g. glucose

hormones

carbon dioxide

urea

Distributes heat around body