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Unformatted text preview: characteristic "lub-dub" sound. Lub is associated with closure of the AV valves, dub is the closing of the SL valves. Human heartbeats originate from the sinoatrial node (SA node) near the right atrium. Modified muscle cells contract, sending a signal to other muscle cells in the heart to contract. The signal spreads to the atrioventricular node (AV node). Signals carried from the AV node, slightly delayed, through bundle of His fibers and Purkinjie fibers cause the ventricles to contract simultaneously. Figure 13 illustrates several aspects of this. Heartbeats are coordinated contractions of heart cardiac cells, shown in an animate GIF image in Figure 14. When two or more of such cells are in proximity to each other their contractions synch up and they beat as one....
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- Fall '10
- Biology, right atrium, muscle cells contract, Normal cardiac cycles, heart cardiac cells