Page 1Chapter 18-The Cardiovascular System-Heart AssignmentFor this assignment, please read the chapter and answer the questions below. Please type your answers in red or blue color.Please note that points may be deducted if answers are not submitted in these colors.Sentences in italics are meant to help you understand the material- they are not questions.Cardiovascular System:The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, and vessels, arteries, capillaries and veins.What is the function of this system? (1 point)Heart: (6 points)The heart is a hollow, ____________-shaped, muscular pump within the ____________ cavity.The average adult heart is _______ cm long and _________ cm wide.The heart lies in the __________________ under the sternum; its apex extends to the ________ intercostal space.Pericardium: (6 points)It is made of a tough outer bag that surrounds a double-layered sac. This tough, outer layer is composed of dense connective tissue and is called the _____________ pericardium.
this inner layer folds back on itself to become the ________________ pericardium. Between the layers of this sac is a potential space called the ______________ cavity and it is filled with _________ fluid. What is the function of this fluid? (1 point)
BIO 202 – Chapter 18