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Quiz: Introduction to Blood

  1. Blood is considered to be one of the connective tissues, since it connects different organs in the body.
  2. Metabolic waste products need to be removed from the cells to maintain a stable cellular environment.
  3. Blood helps regulate body temperature by removing heat from active areas, such as skeletal muscles, and transporting it to other regions or to the skin where it can be dissipated.
  4. Blood transports carbon dioxide and nitrogenous wastes from the tissues to the skin and removes them directly from the body.
  5. Certain cells in the blood, the phagocytic white-blood cells, help to protect the body against microorganisms that cause disease by engulfing and destroying the agent.
  6. Various compounds, including proteins, electrolytes, carbohydrates, minerals, and fats, are dissolved in plasma.
  7. Leukocytes or white blood cells are generally smaller than erythrocytes, but they are more in number.
  8. The production of formed elements, or blood cells, is called homeostasis.