What side of the heart receives oxygen-poor blood from the body and pumps it through the lungs?
What side of the heart receives oxygen-rich blood from the lungs and pumps it throughout the body?
The left side
What is the most superficial part of the pericardium called and what type of connective tissue is it?
Dense irregular ct
What are the 3 main functions of the fibrous pericardium?
3. Helps prevent heart overfilling
What layer is just below the fibrous pericardium and has 3 parts to the membrane?
What are the 3 parts (from superficial to deep) of the Serous pericardium(membrane)?
1. Parietal pericardium
2. Visceral pericardium(epicardium)
3. Pericardial cavity
What does the pericardial cavity contain and what is it's function?
film of pericardial fluid
Function- reduces friction between heart and organs
What are the 3 layers of the heart wall(superficial to deep)?
1. Epicardium(visceral pericardium)
What layer of the heart wall contains blood vessels that nourish the myocardium?
Epicardium ( visceral pericardium)