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Slide3 - The Systemic Circuit Carries blood to and from gas...

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Unformatted text preview: The Systemic Circuit - Carries blood to and from gas exchange surfaces of lungs — Systemic - carries oxygenated blood from heart to all tissues in body except lungs and returns deoxygenated blood carrying waste products, such as carbon dioxide, back to heart. - oxygen—rich blood ejected under high pressure out of heart's main pumping chamber (L. ventricle) through largest artery (aorta) 0 smaller arteries branch off from aorta to various parts of the body 0 smaller arteries in turn branch out into even smaller arteries (arterioles) - arterioles become progressively smaller eventually forming capillaries — blood pressure is greatly reduced ...
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