Water

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Author:
llwelp
ID:
198843
Filename:
Water
Updated:
2013-02-08 00:50:32
Tags:
water livestock
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Description:
facts and importance of water
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  1. What is the most important nutrient for all organisms?
    water
  2. What are the functions of water?
    • carrier of substances (universal solvent)
    • temperature regulator
    • lubricant
    • maintains cell shape
    • hydrolysis
  3. What are the physical properties of water?
    • high specific heat
    • high thermal conductivity
    • high heat of vaporization
  4. What are the physiological characteristics of water?
    • mobility of blood
    • evaporative surface of lungs (dissipation of heat)
    • boyd surface for sweating
    • constriction of blood flow ability (temp. control variation)
  5. What influences water requirements?
    • environment
    • diet
    • age
    • lactation
    • work/activity

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