What is the importance of blood plasma? What are the dissolved particles carried in plasma?

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Plasma is one of the main components of blood. The other components of blood are red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. According to the composition of blood, plasma constitutes 55% of the total blood volume.

The main components of the blood plasma are proteins, hormones, vitamins, salts, glucose,...

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Plasma is one of the main components of blood. The other components of blood are red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. According to the composition of blood, plasma constitutes 55% of the total blood volume.

The main components of the blood plasma are proteins, hormones, vitamins, salts, glucose, and water. Like other blood cells, plasma plays very important role in maintaining homeostasis of blood. The ph of the blood is maintained by plasma ions.

Blood plasma are used to treat serious chronic liver disease since it contains antibodies and proteins. Replacement of blood plasma during COVID-19 pandemic had saved many serious patients. People who had suffered from the coronavirus was requested to donate their plasma since their plasma contains antibodies to fight against corona virus. The main role of plasma is to transport salts proteins, minerals, and vitamins along with antibodies to different part of body cells. Hematology analysis of plasma proteins plays key role in finding out if kidneys are functioning properly. Plasma proteins are albumin, fibrinogen, and globulins. Albumin's helps in maintaining osmotic pressure of the blood, if percentage of albumins is less than its indication that kidneys are not working properly.

Globulin's are nothing but antibodies secreted by white blood cells. Fibrinogen are converted to thread like structures called fibrin during blood clotting. Plasma also plays important role in removing nitrogenous waste which are formed during metabolic reactions, its plasma that transport nitrogenous waste to kidneys for further purification process.

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