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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Test Yourself 1. What is another name for the interpleural space where the heart is located?- mediastinum 2. Describe the layers of the heart. Between which two layers is there a fluid- filled space?- Fibrous pericardium: outer covering that attaches to vessels as they enter and leave the heart. Extends to the diaphragm to form a ligament that anchors the heart in position in the thorax.- Serous pericardium: has two layers and likes the fibrous pericardium. The parietal layer is closest to the fibrous pericardium. Visceral layer is also called the epicardium and overlies the heart. 3. Describe the chambers and valves through which a blood cell would pass, in the correct order.- Cranial vena cava:- Caudal vena cava:- Coronary sinus: an opeing into the right atrium that is central to the opening of the caudal vena cava.- Right atrium: receives blood from the cranial vena cava, caudal vena cava, and the coronary sinus. The right atrium acts as a holding chamber and conduit for venous blood destined to be pumped into the...
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