Anatomic andPhysiologic Overview
system consist of the blood andthe sites where blood is produced, including the bonemarrow and
the reticulo endothelial
Blood is a specialized organ thatdiffers from other organs in that it exists in a fluidstate. Blood is composed of plasma and various typesof cells
is the fluid portion of blood; itcontains various proteins, such asalbumin,globulin,
,and other factorsnecessary for clotting, as well as electrolytes, wasteproducts, and nutrients. About 55% 0f blood volumeis plasma.