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Substance Symbol or Formula

Functions

I. Inorganic Molecules

Water

Major component of body fluids (chapter 21, p. 857); medium in which most biochemical reactions occur; transports various chemical substances (chapter 14, p. 558); helps regulate body temperature (chapter 6, p. 182) Used in release of energy from glucose molecules (chapter 4, p. 119) Waste product that results from metabolism (chapter 4, p. 118); reacts with water to form carbonic acid (chapter 19, p. 811)

I. Inorganic Molecules

Water

Oxygen

Carbon dioxide

II. Inorganic Ions

Bicarbonate ions Calcium ions

Carbonate ions Chloride ions Hydrogen ions Magnesium ions

Phosphate ions

Potassium ions Sodium ions

Sulfate ions

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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