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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 42 (pp.872-883) – circulatory system (continued) Learning objectives • Describe the composition and functions of blood and plasma. • Relate the structures of capillaries, arteries, and veins to their functions. • Explain how osmotic pressure and hydrostatic pressure regulate the exchange of fluid and solutes across capillaries. • Distinguish between pulmonary and systemic circuits in terms of structures/functions. •List the four heart valves, describe their location, and explain their functions • Define a cardiac cycle, distinguish between systole and diastole • Define cardiac output and describe two factors that influence it. • Explain how peripheral resistance and cardiac output affect blood pressure. • Outline the sequence of events that occurs during blood clotting • Concept: Blood is a type of connective tissue with cells suspended in plasma By volume, blood is: 45% cellular (rbc, wbc, platelets..) 55% plasma plasma is: 90% water + 10% solutes (ions, proteins..) • Erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets all develop from a common source –...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course BIO 311D taught by Professor Reichler during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08