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Blood

Find out about the role of blood and its different components, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in this free online course.

Blood can be defined as a liquid that fills the vascular compartment and serves to transport dissolved materials and blood cells throughout the body.

In this video Dr Natasha Barrett describes the role of blood and its different components, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.

Were you aware that your blood was made up of different components? Do you think it is significant that red blood cells and platelets do not have a nucleus?

References

  1. Porth and Matfin (2009). Pathophysiology. 8th Edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
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