Basic Biology

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Why is water important to living organisms?

Water serves many purposes in the functioning of the human body. For example, in digestion it serves as a solvent to break down large compounds into smaller ones. Water is also a transporter of nutrients, waste products, blood, and materials within cells. Water is very important in temperature regulation through perspiration and evaporation. Finally, water is a main component of synovial fluid, the lubricating fluid that helps joints move smoothly and easily.


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