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Answered 2015-07-14 19:45:58

Elasticity allows hormones to travel up AND down the bloodstream easier. (i.e. when the pituitary glands sends GH to the heart and lungs.) without elasticity, we would quickly develop bronchitus after consuming foods or drinks.


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