What is the difference between lymph and blood? | NCERT solution | Class 11 Biology | Unit-18 Body Fluids and Circulation



Q.5:- What is the difference between lymph and blood?

 

Answer:- 



Lymph
Blood
It is red-coloured fluid It is a colourless fluid.
It contains plasma and lesser number of WBCs and platelets. It contains plasma, RBCs, WBCs, and platelets.
Its plasma lacks proteins. Its plasma has proteins, calcium, and phosphorus.
It transports nutrients from the tissue cells to the blood, through lymphatic vessels. It transports nutrients and oxygen from one organ to another.
It helps in body defence and is a part of the immune system. It helps in the circulation of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
The flow of lymph is slow. The flow of blood in the blood vessels is fast.