Flashcards in Circulatory System Deck (21):
What is blood composed of?
Red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells, plasma
What function does each part of blood serve?
Red blood cells - transport oxygen
White blood cells - fight infection
Plasma - transports chemicals (glucose, CO2, urea, hormones) and maintain body temp.
Platelets - form clots
Which side of your heart pumps blood to your lungs?
The right side
The superior vena cava carries blood to and from..
From your upper body, to the right atrium (deoxygenated blood)
The inferior vena cava carries blood to and from..
From your lower body, to the right atrium (deoxygenated blood)
The pulmonary artery carries blood to and from..
From your right ventricle, to your lungs (deoxygenatd)
The pulmonary veins carry blood to and from..
From your lungs to your left atrium
The aorta carries blood to and from..
Fom your left ventricle to your whole body (oxygenated blood)
The vena cava takes deoxyganted blood to
The right atrium
The pulmonary artery tales deoxygenated blood from the right ventricle...
To the lungs
The pulmonary vein takes oxygenated blood from the lungs to the..
The aorta takes oxygenated blood from the left ventricle to..
The whole body
Artery carries blood
From the heart
There is ... pressure in arteries and ... pressure in veins and capillaries
Artery walls are..
Thick and strong
Arteries do not have..
Veins carry blood..
To the heart
Blood flow is at..
Thinner and weaker
Valves so the blood doesnt flow backwards