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|+||The familiar red fluid in the body that contains white and [[red blood cells]], platelets, [[protein]]s, and other elements. The blood is transported throughout the body by the circulatory system. Blood functions in two directions: arterial and venous. Arterial blood is the means by which oxygen and nutrients are transported to tissues while venous blood is the means by which carbon dioxide and metabolic by-products are transported to the [[lung]]s and [[kidney]]s, respectively, for removal from the body.|
|+||* [[http://www.lymphedemapeople.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1080|Blood Glossary]] |