Functions of water in the body

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  • Functions of water in the body
    • helps to regulate body temperature (37oc)
      • sweat evaporates and cools us
        • without this cooling system we would become ill from heat stroke
    • helps the kidneys to flush out harmful excess or foreign substances from our blood
      • kidneys filter  waste products and eliminate them from our body as urine
    • transports nutrients, oxygen and carbon dioxide round the body
    • needed by nearly all body processes
    • water is found in all cells and tissues in our body
    • helps to prevent the skin drying out
    • ensures that the lining of the digestive system, mucus membranes and lungs are kept moist


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