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Biology final circulatory system section

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open circulatory system
blood moves through cavities in the body. ex: insects. no veins or arteries less complex.
closed circulatory system
blood moves through veins and arteries. ex: humans
ex 2 chambered heart
fish
ex 3 chambered heart
amphibian
ex 4 chambered heart
reptiles, birds, mammals
ie: humans
valves
flaps that prevent blood from flowing backwards
tricuspid
a valve between right atrium and right ventricle
pulmonary vlave
beween righ ventricle and pulmonary artery
mitral valve
between left ventricle and left atrium
aortic valve
between left ventricle and aorta
pulmonary circuit
carries oxygen poor blood from the heart to the lungs, brings back oxygen rich blood to the heart
systemic circuit
carries oxygen rich blood to the body and brings back oxygen poor blood
SA node (sino-atrial)
located in the righ atrium. is the pacemaker of the heart. It controls how fast the heart beats and is regulated by the body's needs (rest, exercise)
How does the SA node work?
it stimulates both atria to contract by sending electrical impulses to the AV node
AV node (atrial ventricular)
transmits the electrical impulse from the SA node
Blood Pressure units
mmHg
average blood pressure
120/80
1st number of blood pressure
systolic number (highest pressure in the artery when ventricles contract)
2nd number of blood pressure
diastolic (lowest recorded pressure in the artery when the ventricles contract during relaxation)
veins
all deoxegenated vessels except for pulmonary vein
arteries
all oxegenated vessels except for the superior and inferior vena cavas
capillaries
o2 and other nutrients are diffused into the cells while co2 and other nitrogenous waste goes into the blood (diffusion)
Blood is ________ type of tissue
connective
Blood makeup
55% plasma, 45% red blood cells
Plasma makeup
90% water, 10% proteins (dissolved salts WBC, and proteins)
Red blood cells
ertythrocytes, carry oxygen take away co2
platelets
clotting protein, made in bone marrow
how platelets work
injury occurs -> platelets migrate to area-> they rupture and release clotting factors-> form clott-> clott contracts, pull
clotting factors
fibrin, WBC, platelets, RBC
anemia
body does not have enough healthy red blood cells