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What is Blood?: Introduction (02:42)


Blood circulates oxygen, hormones, and nutrients to cells. It also provides protection against foreign intruders and regulates temperature.

Temperature (01:21)

Reptiles, fish, and amphibians cannot regulate body temperature and search for sources of heat. Mammals and birds possess a thermostat to maintain body temperature.

Human Blood (04:31)

Blood contains plasma, water, mineral salts, proteins, waste products, hormones, and enzymes. Learn about hematocrits, white blood cells, and platelets.

Blood Transfusions and Summary (03:00)

Analyze the donor and receiver's blood to determine compatibility. Blood types include B, O, A, and AB. Blood circulates oxygen and nutrition to the body's cells while collecting waste products. It contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.

Credits: What is Blood? (00:39)

Credits: What is Blood?

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What Is Blood?

Part of the Series : Just the Facts Biology of the Human Body Series
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



What is blood, and how does it function in the human body? Learn how blood transports oxygen, food, and hormones. Also discussed: blood types, composition of blood, blood transfusions, and the RH factor.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL155135

Copyright date: ©2013

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