Unit 4 IP - Atherosclerosis and the circulatory system 1...

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Atherosclerosis and the circulatory system 1 Atherosclerosis and the circulatory system Warren Synecky SCIE206-1005B-11: Biology January 29, 2011
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Atherosclerosis and the circulatory system 2 Abstract This paper will discuss atherosclerosis’ causes, arteries and veins and how they differ, how a closed circulatory system is more efficient than a open system. It will also cover how the lymphatic system ties into the circulatory system and a disease called elephantiasis that is similar to atherosclerosis except of the lymphatic system.
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Atherosclerosis and the circulatory system 3 Atherosclerosis is a gradual process by which plaques of cholesterol are deposited in the walls of arteries causing the artery walls to harden and narrow. The hardening and narrowing of the inner channel (lumen) of the artery causes it to lose some flexibility. Arteries that are narrowed by atherosclerosis cannot deliver enough blood to maintain normal function of the parts of the body they supply. (Kulick & Lee). Atherosclerosis can cause a heart attack by
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