Heart Anatomy
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Heart Anatomy

Learn about the structure and function of the heart, including the atria, ventricles, and septum. Understand how the heart pumps blood and why a person's heartbeat is felt more on the left side of the chest.

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What is the function of the septum in the heart?

to divide the heart into two separate pumps, one on each side

What is the purpose of the atria in the heart?

to receive blood returning to the heart

Why is the heartbeat felt more strongly on the left side of the chest?

because the left ventricle pumps most forcefully

What is the function of the pulmonary artery?

<p>to take oxygen-depleted blood to the lungs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of the vena cava in the heart?

<p>to bring oxygen-depleted blood back to the heart</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the heart contribute to the delivery of oxygen to the body's tissues?

<p>by pumping oxygenated blood from the lungs to the rest of the body</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of the blood in delivering nutrients to the body's tissues?

<p>to distribute nourishment from the digestive system</p> Signup and view all the answers

How does the immune system use the bloodstream?

<p>to seek out and combat infection</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the role of the kidneys and liver in the bloodstream?

<p>to remove waste products from the blood</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is the heart considered central to life?

<p>because it is essential for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the body's tissues and organs</p> Signup and view all the answers

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