Body Fluids And Their Functions

Have it ever occurred to you why do we cry? We do we secrete tears when we cry? Tears is one of the body fluids.

Have you ever felt extremely thirsty after eating a pizza? These are some of the functions that the body fluids inside the body do to maintain the water content.  Body fluids help regulate body temperature, helps in blood circulation, helps in digestion and keeping the skin moist. Let’s explore what is body fluids and see what are the different types of fluids present in our body.

Body fluids are the fluids origination inside the body of living beings. They fluids are originating from inside the bodies . As approximately 60-65% of body water is consisted in cells (intracellular fluid) and other 35-40% of body water outside the cells (is extracellular fluid). There are 6 to 10 litre of lymph in the body, compared to 3.5 to 5 litres of blood.

Body fluid

Acquese humor: It is the limpid fluid within the eyeball between the cornea and the lens.
It maintains the pressure and keeps the eyeball as spherical in shape and keep s the wall of the eyeball taut. Acts as antioxidant agent.

Vitreous humor: It fills the back or posterior chamber of the eyeball.

Endolymph: The bodily fluid that fills the membranous part of the inner ear. It helps in stimulating reception, that translate the movement into nerve impulses that the brain perceives as sound.

Perilymph : The body fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and membranous labyrinth of the inner ear.

Extracellular fluid: The body fluid that are outside the cell. They help control the movement of water and electrolyte throughout the body. To maintain osmotic balance, the extracellular parts of human beings must be able to excrete and absorb water to and from the environment. Blood flow delivers oxygen to arterioles, capillaries and venules and clears waste products of metabolism.

Intracellular fluids: The water inside the cell makes about 40% of total body water.It contains the electrons, that are the element or compound that when dissolved in fluid, breaks up into ions. There are a lot of electrolyte inside the cell, but potassium, magnesium and phosphate are higher in amount.

Beside, Intracellular and extracellular fluids help in keeping the body hydrated, helps in renal functions of the body and other important fluid functions.

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