Heart - Circulatory System Capillaries do the work of the...

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Unformatted text preview: Circulatory System Capillaries do the work of the circulatory system Capillaries are where all exchange takes place Closed system - blood goes back to the heart with no blood lost Heart 4 chambers Atria ( also called auricles) Ventricles Right side has deoxygenated blood Left side has oxygenated blood Apex - inferior part of the heart Heart Atria Filling chambers Right atrium receives deoxygenated blood from the body Left atrium receives oxygenated blood from the lungs Heart Ventricles Pumping chambers Right ventricle pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs Left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood to the body Heart Apex Inferior part of the heart Part of the left ventricle Thickest wall - most muscle because it has to pump blood to the entire body Heart Right Side Major vessels are inferior and superior vena cava Inferior vena cava - brings deoxygenated blood from the lower extremities Superior vena cava brings deoxygenated blood from the upper extremities, and head, neck, and brain...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course AHS 132 taught by Professor Klinger during the Spring '09 term at Nassau CC.

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