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Humans are basically a structured aqueous suspension because of several reasons. Firstly, human cells are composed of mainly water. Water is the major importance element in all living things. Some organisms contain up to 90% of water in their body weight. The human body is composed of about 60% of water. (1) Our brain and heart are composed of 73%. The lungs are composed of 83% water. Our skin has 64% water. Our muscles and kidneys have 79% water. Even our bones have 31% water. (1) We constantly need to consume water in order to survive. Most of these water comes from our food.
Water serves as the essential functions of live because it is a nutrient to every cell and regulates our internal body temperature by sweating and respiration. Water is used to transport the carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies when food is metabolized. Water assists in flushing waste mainly ...
Human cells are composed of mainly water. Water is the major importance element in all living things. Some organisms contain up to 90% of water in their body weight. The human body is composed of about 60% of water. Water is present everywhere in our body. It functions to transport nutrients and blood throughout our body. It is an essential element of all living things.
Write about the effects of dehydration. Include answers to the following:
o Why is water essential to health maintenance?
o What are the functions of water in the body?
o What happens to the body when it does not get the water it needs?
o Compare and contrast how different electrolytes, sodium, potassium, and chloride function in the body.
o What effects can alcohol and caffeine have on hydration levels in the body?
o What steps can people take to ensure they do not become dehydrated?
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