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carries blood between the heart and the lungs for gas exchange.
carries blood between the heart and the rest of the body's tissues.
carry blood from the heart to capillary beds, where exchange occurs.
return blood to the heart
which supports and lubricates the heart during contraction.
outer layer of the heart consists of the epithelial cells and underlying fibrous connective tissues.
which supply oxygen to the heart, are embedded in this layer.
the middle layer is composed of cardic muscle.
the innermost layer is made up of endothelial cells, modified epithelium that is continuous with endothelium lining the blood vessels that enter and exit the heart's chambers.
the four chambers of the heart
left and right atria and left and right ventricles.
the heart has four valves
right atrioventricular valve, pulmonary semilunar valve, left atrioventricular valve, aortic semilunar valve.
outer layer is composed of connective tissue.
middle layer is made of smooth muscle.
inner layer, is composed of a single layer of endothelial cells.
capillary blood enters the smallest veins
carry blood back toward the heart
blood is composed of the fluid portion and cellular components, called the formed elements
an average adult has 5 to 6 L of blood
lymphatic fluid is derived from the fluid between cells.
is an inappropriately severe immune reaction to an otherwise harmless substance.