What are the function of blood?

Functions of blood

  • The digested food absorbed by the wall of the intestine is transported to the cells by the blood.
  • The excretory materials produced within the cells are carried to the excretory organs by the blood.
  • Hemoglobin of erythrocytes of blood accepts oxygen from the lung and carry it to the cells as oxy-hemoglobin. It also carries the carbon dioxide produced in cellular respiration to the lung from where it goes out of the body.
  • The hormones secreted by different endocrine glands are carried to different parts of the body by the blood.
  • The white blood cells engulf the parasite entering the body by the process of phagocytosis. It also produces antigens that act as the preventives against diseases and thus increase body resistance. Body temperature is also regulated by the blood.
  • The thrombocytes present in the blood, when coming in contact with free oxygen, helps blood coagulation. Thus the thrombocytes stop bleeding from the wounds. 
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