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Unformatted text preview: This system has three main functions: • Transport of nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to cells throughout the body and removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide, nitrogenous wastes). • Protection of the body by white blood cells, antibodies, and complement proteins that circulate in the blood and defend the body against foreign microbes and toxins. Clotting mechanisms are also present that protect the body from blood loss after injuries. • Regulation of body temperature, fluid pH, and water content of cells....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, cardiovascular system