|It is a steady state," is a continual balancing act of the body systems to provide an internal environment that is comparable with life. The two liquid tissues of the body, the blood and lymph have separate but interrelated functions in maintaining this balance. They combine with a third system, the immune, to protect the body against pathogens that could threaten the organism's viability. The blood is responsible for (a) Transportation of gases (oxygen O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), chemical substances (hormones, nutrients, salts), and cells that defend the body, (b) Regulation of the body's fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and body temperature.(c) Protection of the body from infection (d) Protection of the body from loss of blood by the action of clotting.
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