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The heart is an organ of this body system?
What is the muscular layer of the heart called?
What is the name of the sac surrounding the heart?
What type of tissue comprises the bulk of the myocardium?
Cardiac muscle tissue
What is the function of the heart?
To transport blood thought the body
What is the function of an artery?
To carry blood away from the heart
From outermost to innermost, what are the three layers of an artery?
Tunica adventatia, tunica media, tunica intima
What is the function of a vein?
Returns blood to the heart
What is the name of the space in a blood vessel wherein blood flows?
What is the lining of the heart called?
What is the primary brain stem structure that controls heart rate?
What is the specific space in the thoracic cavity where the heart is located?
What bone protects the heart anteriorly?
The bulk of the heart rests on this side of the body.
The pericardium attaches to this structure inferiorly.
Which side of the heart has a thicker ventricular wall?
What layer of an artery consists mostly of smooth muscle?
What chambers of the heart function to receive blood from the veins?
The tunica interna is continuous with this layer of the heart.
What part of the heart rests just below the right second rib?
What are the bottom two chambers of the heart called?
What valves are located between the atria and the ventricles?
Tricuspid and bicuspid (mitral) valves
The apex of the heart points to this side of the body.
What is the branch of the aorta that divides into the right subclavian and right common carotid arteries?
What is the scientific term for the "heart strings" that extend from the AV cusps to the papillary?
What structure divides the two ventricles is the heart?
Inter ventricular septum
The superior vena cava attaches to this heart chamber.
What is the largest artery in the human body?
What are the "ear-like" structures that extend from the atria?
The apex of the heart usually sits at the same approximate level as the space between these two ribs.
5th & 6th ribs, the intercostal space
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