Name the 3 general functions of blood and describe each.
1. transportation-gases, blood transports oxygen from lungs to cells of the body and carbon dioxide from body cells to lungs, nutrients from the GI tract, hormones, heat and waste products to various organs for elimination.
2. Regulation-circulating blood helps maintain homeostasis of all body fluids, helps regulate pH through use of buffers, adjust body temperature, ossmotic pressure influences water content in cells
3. protection-blood can clot, white blood cells prevent against disease by carrying phagocytosis