What is the term used for fluid matrix of the blood?

Plasma is the fluid matrix in the blood consists of water, ions, glucose, proteins, hormones etc.

Plasma

Plasma is the clear, straw-coloured liquid portion of blood that remains after red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and other cellular components are removed. It is the single largest component of human blood, comprising about 55 per cent, and contains water, salts, enzymes, antibodies and other proteins.

  • Plasma is a transporting medium for cells and a variety of substances vital to the human body.
  • Plasma carries out various functions in the body, including clotting blood, fighting diseases and other critical functions.
  • Carries electrolytes such as sodium and potassium to our muscles.
  • It helps to maintain a proper pH balance in the body, which supports cell function.
  • Pharmaceutical companies use plasma to make treatments for conditions such as immune deficiencies and bleeding disorders.

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