Study With Me : Introduction to Blood Transfusion 19
SECTION 1 : Haematology
Questions and Answers
Question 112: What is the primary role of albumin in blood plasma?
The answer: Albumin, which makes up about half of the total serum protein, provides osmotic pressure that regulates the passage of water and solutes through capillary walls, helping to retain fluid in the circulation.
Question 113: Besides regulating fluid passage, what other role does albumin play?
The answer: Albumin also acts as a carrier protein for various substances, including unconjugated bilirubin, the waste product of hemoglobin.
Question 114: How many main classes of immunoglobulins (antibodies) have been recognized in blood plasma?
The answer: Five main classes of immunoglobulins have been recognized in blood plasma: IgM, IgG, IgA, IgD, and IgE.
Question 115: What is the role of immunoglobulins in blood plasma?
The answer: Immunoglobulins (antibodies) serve to protect the host from infection in various ways.
Question 116: Which class of immunoglobulins is involved in the primary immune response?
The answer: Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is involved in the primary immune response.