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Cells of the body are serviced by what 2 fluids?
blood and interstitial fluid
what is blood composed of?
plasma and a variety of cells
what is the function of interstitial fluid?
bathes the cells of the body
What are the functions of blood?
transportation, regulation, protection from disease and loss of blood
what does blood help to regulate
1. helps regulate pH through buffers.
2. helps regulate body temperature.
3. helps regulate water content of cells by interactions with dissolved ions and proteins
what are physical characteristics of blood?
-Thicker than water and flows more slowly.
-temperature of 100.4 F
-pH 7.4 (7.35-7.45)
-8% of total body weight