Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular - Cardiovascular System Consists of 2 parts...

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Cardiovascular System
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Consists of 2 parts The heart The blood Vessels
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Anatomy of the Heart Located between the lungs within the mediastinum Hollow cone shaped organ
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Wall and Coverings of the Heart Pericardium Visceral Pericardium Epicardium Myocardium Endocardium
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Chambers of the Heart Right atrium Left atrium Right ventricle Left ventricle
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Heart Sounds Chambers contract and valves close Heart beat produces the “LUB-DUP”
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Anatomy of blood Vessels Three types Arteries Capillaries Veins
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Arteries Transport blood away from the heart Thick strong walls made of 3 layers Tunic interna Tunica Media Tunica Externa
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Capillaries Important part of Cardiovascular system
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Veins and Venules Return blood from the capillary beds to the hearts More than half of the total of blood volume is found in veins and venules
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Physiology of the heart Physiology refers to its pumping action The heart pumps an estimated 2 and a half billion times
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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