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1 Cardiovascular System Part 1 --Blood      Stan Williams        Professor of Biology                 San Francisco State University
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2 Introduction What is the cardiovascular system? Blood Vessels Heart Cardiovascular vs. Lymphvascular systems Blood is a fluid connective tissue Composed of plasma plus formed elements Enormous clinical value Plays a major role in maintaining internal homeostasis
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3 Overview The circulatory system supports all other systems Blood continuously services the needs of all organs and tissues Humans use a closed circulatory system Proper blood pressure is essential Thin, efficient exchange surfaces are vital --capillaries Exchange of substances must be instantaneous Blood flow must be continuous Malfunctioning of the cardiovascular system contributes to premature aging, and  loss of fitness
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4 The Way the Cardiovascular System  Works Crouch1985 Van De Graaff 1992
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5 Topics of Discussion Red blood corpuscles White blood cells Blood clotting Capillary dynamics Blood types
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6 Part 1 -- Blood
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A_BloodC - Part1Blood StanWilliams ProfessorofBiology 1...

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