Functions of the Cardiovascular System

Functions of the Cardiovascular System - This system has...

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Functions of the Cardiovascular System Knowing the functions of the  cardiovascular system and the parts of  the body that are part of it is critical in  understanding the physiology of the  human body. With its complex  pathways of veins, arteries, and  capillaries, the cardiovascular system  keeps life pumping through you. The  heart, blood vessels, and blood help to  transport vital nutrients throughout the  body as well as remove metabolic 
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waste. They also help to protect the  body and regulate body temperature. The cardiovascular system consists of  the heart, blood vessels, and blood. 
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Unformatted text preview: This system has three main functions: Transport of nutrients, oxygen, and hormones to cells throughout the body and removal of metabolic wastes (carbon dioxide, nitrogenous wastes). Protection of the body by white blood cells, antibodies, and complement proteins that circulate in the blood and defend the body against foreign microbes and toxins. Clotting mechanisms are also present that protect the body from blood loss after injuries. Regulation of body temperature, fluid pH, and water content of cells....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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