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facts and importance of water
What is the most important nutrient for all organisms?
What are the functions of water?
carrier of substances (universal solvent)
maintains cell shape
What are the physical properties of water?
high specific heat
high thermal conductivity
high heat of vaporization
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)
What influences water requirements?