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Summary

Blood is a complex fluid  that transports a variety of molecules around the body. It carries diatomic Oxygen and the nutrients essential for the organism to function, but it also carries the wastes  produced by these same organs (Carbon Dioxide, nitrogenous wastes).

It also carries the many molecules associated with the immune system, and diffuses hormones throughout the organism.

Blood is a complex fluid  that transports a variety of molecules around the body.It is particularly notable for its carrying of oxygen and essential nutrients.  Click on the Play button to start the animation.

Learning goals

  • To define the principal constituents of blood.
  • To illustrate that blood is set into motion by the heart, and that it circulates in only one direction.
  • To illustrate that blood is propelled by the heart, at the rhythm of the cardiac pulses. This is the circulatory system.

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This animation illustrates only a part of the composition of blood. In effect, blood is 55% plasma, the yellowish liquid that gives it fluidity.

Plasma is 90% water. It is for this reason that…

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