Components of Blood

Components of Blood: Blood is an important fluid connective tissue & consists of two components – the fluid part called plasma & cells called formed elements. Formed elements are of three types – Red blood corpuscles, white blood corpuscles & blood platelets. Plasma: Plasma is a faint yellow coloured, homogenous, non-living, slightly alkaline viscous fluid part of blood into which float different types of blood cells i.e. RBC, WBC & platelets. It contains several salts, glucose, proteins, amino acids, hormones, etc. The serum is blood plasma from which the blood-clotting protein called fibrinogen is removed. Red blood corpuscles or Erythrocytes: Disc-shaped … Continue reading Components of Blood