Cardiovascular System Overview

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What is the function of the pulmonary circulation?

To receive blood from the tissues and pump it to the lungs for oxygenation

What is the purpose of the lymphatic system?

To collect small amounts of plasma proteins from the interstitium and return them to the blood circulation

What are the functions of the veins in the CVS?

To carry blood from the tissues to the heart

What is the role of capillaries in the CVS?

To connect the arterioles to venules in the tissues

What does the right pump (right heart) do in the CVS?

Receives blood from veins throughout the body into the right atrium and pumps it to the lungs for oxygenation

What is the main function of arteries in the CVS?

To pump oxygenated blood to all parts of the body

In a healthy individual, why is it said that 'the amount of blood pumped by each ventricle per minute is equal'?

Because both ventricles receive equal amounts of blood from pulmonary circulation and systemic circulation

Test your knowledge on the structure and function of the cardiovascular system including the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries. Understand the flow of blood from the heart to the body and back again.

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