Chapter 23 Study Qs

Chapter 23 Study Qs - 6. What is a heart attack? How can a...

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Chapter 23 : Circulatory and Respiratory System 1. The circulatory system is also known as the cardiovascular system. What are the three primary components of this system? 2. There are three kinds of blood vessels; name them and explain the function of each. 3. Blood flow in the circulatory system is divided into two circuits. Name them and describe how they each function. Detail which vessels of each circuit carry oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor blood. 4. What is blood pressure? How is it measured? Blood pressure is a good thing but too much can be bad. What do we call the condition of blood pressure that is too high? What are the consequences of long-term high blood pressure? Can it be managed? If so, how? 5. Blood is made up of blood plasma and different kinds of cells. What is the primary component of plasma? What are the different kinds of cells in blood? Which is important for gas transport and what about its structure equips it for transporting gases?
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Unformatted text preview: 6. What is a heart attack? How can a person protect against cardiovascular disease? 7. The circulatory and respiratory systems are designed for gas exchange. Which gases are exchanged? Relate those gases to another important cellular process that supports you and your body. 8. How are the lungs structured to function efficiently in gas exchange? 9. How is breathing regulated? 10. Smoking kills a lot of people in the US every year. Why does tobacco smoke pose such a human health risk? Chapter 23 Terms to Know: anemia arteries blood pressure breathing capillaries cardiovascular disease cardiovascular system circulatory system closed circulatory system heart heart attack hemoglobin hypertension lungs plasma platelets pulmonary circuit pulse red blood cells respiratory surface respiratory system systemic circuit veins white blood cells...
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