History of Cardiovascular Physiology, Dr. D. Penney

Functions of the Circulation:

  • Nutrient supply (carbohydrate, oxygen, etc.)

  • Waste removal (lactate, carbon dioxide, etc.)

  • Hormone and regulatory substance distribution

  • Osmotic balance

  • Hemostasis

  • Antibody transport

  • Phagocytic cell movement

  • Heat distribution

  • Intercellular fluid stirring and renewal

  • Iron conservation and transport

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