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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 The cardiovascular system The right...

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Chapter 15 The cardiovascular system The right side of the heart is involved in collecting oxygen-depleted blood in the right atrium and pumping it out of the right ventricle to the lungs for re-oxygenation – pulmonary circulation The left side of the heart is involved in collecting oxygen enriched blood in the left atrium and pumping it out of the left ventricle to all parts of the brain, heart and body for supporting life – systemic circulation Cardiovascular system Aorta : largest artery in the body Leaves the heart and branches into smaller arteries, arterioles, and capillaries carrying oxygen-rich to body tissues Vena cava : largest vein in the body Carries oxygen-poor blood from the body back to the heart Coronary arteries : medium sized arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle Sinus node : (sinoatrial – SA – node) group of cells in the right atrium where the electrical signal is generated that establishes the heartbeat. Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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This note was uploaded on 11/03/2010 for the course HSES 260 taught by Professor Laurietennant during the Fall '09 term at Kansas.

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