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(1) Which component of plasma decreases the water potential of blood by the greatest amount?

(2) A parasite which lives in tissue fluid can block lymph capillaries, cuasing swelling of the tissues, particularly in the leg. Explain why blockage of the lymph capillaries leads to swelling in the tissues.

(3) Explain how the lymph system is involved in the absorption of the products of digestion.



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1) Carbondioxide component of plasma decreases the water potential of blood by the greatest amount.
2) Tapeworm. They grow and thus block the lymph fluid from flowing freely thus causing swelling at that point.

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